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Failure and the Opera House

Professor Gerard Reinmuth has written an article for the February 2019 issue of The Architectural Review themed around "Failure".

Gerard compares Can Lis and the Sydney Opera House as case studies completed the same year, both beset by different forms of failure external to Utzon (construction practices in Can Lis, and politics and culture in the case of the Sydney Opera House).  Gerard concludes that the Sydney Opera House continues to be subject to political and cultural failings that now stretch across and continue to be perpetuated after four decades.