Sydney Opera House Model Kit
In 1956 the State of New South Wales ran an international competition for a National Opera House at Bennelong Point, Sydney. This attracted more than 220 entries from 32 countries. Jørn Utzon a young Danish architect won the competition and was hailed by the architectural critic Sigfried Giedion as opening a new chapter in contemporary architecture.
Completed in 1973, the Opera House is an architectural masterpiece and was included in the National Heritage List in 2005.
In 2007 the building was inscribed on the World Heritage List: “Sydney Opera House is a great architectural work of the 20th century. It represents multiple strands of creativity, both in architectural form and structural design, a great urban sculpture carefully set in a remarkable waterscape and a world famous iconic building.” - UNESCO
Information included about the history of the buildings, their location, methods of construction, architectural details and historical anecdotes. Instructions included with the model are easy to follow, with stage by stage diagrams.
Model Scale 1:750
Origin: Made in Australia
Materials: Fine grain American cherry
Dimensions: H 10cm x L 29.5cm x W 20.5cm
Note: Glue is required but not supplied. A good quality PVA wood glue is recommended.