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The two legends did some of the most renowned architectural design projects of the world, receiving several design recognitions and prizes.Contemporary Lighting Blog will remember the life and most famous projects of them, and how their legacy has influenced current top architects and the shape of the world of architecture!
Frei Otto was a German Architect that’s considered, alongside with Buckminster Fuller and Santiago Calatrava, as one of the main founding fathers for the biomorphic architecture (organic architecture). He died in 2015 in the same year he won the prestigious Prize Pritzker, the most significant world prize of architecture. After Gottfried Böhm, Otto became the second German Citizen to win the coveted award that, according to the organization, was awarded to Otto to celebrate “his lifetime of work as a visionary, utopian, ecologist, pioneer of lightweight materials, protector of natural resources and a generous mind of the industry”.
📍 Munich Olympic Stadium
The biggest and most popular project of his prestigious career is the Olympic Stadium of Munich that was built for the 1972 Summer Games. This stadium was one of the first large-scale tensile structure on the planet and is well known as an extraordinary monument of modern architecture! Other notable works include the Mannheim Multihalle and the Diplomatic Club Heart Tent.
Jørn Oberg Utzonwas a Danish architect, most notable for designing the Sydney Opera House in Australia, an iconic building that was later declared a World Heritage Site on 2007. This honor led Utzon to became only the second person to have received such recognition for one of his works during his lifetime, after Oscar Niemeyer.
📍 Sidney Opera House
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Utzon later died in 2008 after receiving that top honor but left a strong and important legacy that will last forever. In 2003 he received the Pritzker Prize, architecture’s highest honor for his life work and devotion to the architectural field. A well-deserved award for his noteworthy works like the Bagsværd Church near Copenhagen and the National Assembly Building in Kuwait. Most of his works can be found in Scandinavia, namely in Denmark, his home country, but truth be told, Utzon’s Influence and Work has a Global Impact.
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