13 Sep 1955 - competition for a Sydney Opera House

#OnThisDay 13 September 1955 the NSW Government launched an international design​ competition for an Opera House at Bennelong Point in Sydney. The competition was announced by Premier Joe Cahill and received 233 entries from architects in 32 countries around the world. Jørn Utzon was announced as the winner in 1957 and construction commenced in 1959.


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