High-Angle View of Sydney Opera House: An Architectural Marvel
I stood on the top deck of our cruise ship, departing Sydney for New Zealand, and looked at the Sydney Opera House. The result is a high-angle view that accentuates the line and form of the rooftop in black and white. This photograph is a different take on the globally recognized architecture, capturing the Opera House's essence from a unique perspective.
The Sydney Opera House is more than a performing arts center. Sitting on Sydney Harbour's foreshore, it has become an emblem of 20th-century architecture, recognizable worldwide. Designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon and completed by an Australian architectural team led by Peter Hall, the building opened its doors on 20 October 1973. The Opera House, standing on Bennelong Point between Sydney Cove and Farm Cove, provides a grand spectacle adjacent to the Sydney central business district, the Royal Botanic Gardens, and close to the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
The photograph captures the modern expressionist design of the Opera House, characterized by large precast concrete "shells" forming the structure's roofs. Each shell comprises sections of a sphere of 75.2 meters radius, and the highest roof point is 67 meters above sea level, equivalent to the height of a 22-story building. The shells appear uniformly white at a distance, but upon closer inspection, they feature a subtle chevron pattern composed of glossy white and matte cream tiles. Over a million tiles were manufactured by the Swedish company Höganäs AB, contributing to the overall aesthetics of the building.
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© Dan Kosmayer, 2016