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Utzon Center

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Great Dane

Architecture at its best. Never new the man behind Sydney opera was born and bred in Aalborg... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2018
tsv01
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Aalborg, Denmark
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Pales to the Sydney Opera House

We were told that the Utzon Center was designed by the same architect that designed the Sydney... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2018
SAinPA
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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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The impressive Utzon Center at the in Aalborg is a vibrant cultural centre. The centre was named after and designed by the famous Danish architect Jørn Utzon, who was born and bread in Aalborg. The centre hosts different exhibitions through the...more
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Slotspladsen 4, Aalborg 9000, Denmark
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We had a great experience visiting this museum as they have dedicated a room for children to build Lego towers - only white Lego blocks. Next step is that your design is scanned and transferred to Mind Craft - where you may refine it digitally....More

1  Thank Linda V
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Reviewed 28 November 2015

The Utzon Center is si located in an interesdting architectually attractive building with a number of exhibition halls. Nothing spectial was on show during my visit to the center where I participated in a reception for delegates to a conference.

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Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Architecture at its best. Never new the man behind Sydney opera was born and bred in Aalborg. Inspired buildings well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

We were told that the Utzon Center was designed by the same architect that designed the Sydney Opera House. We have toured the Sydney Opera House so had nigh expectations of the Utzon Center, but it was more of an odd looking souvenir shop with...More

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Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

We only went there to see the architecture of the building, but it was a disappointment. We did not go inside though so only talking about the outside and it was ugly.

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Reviewed 6 August 2018

We had a great experience visiting this museum as they have dedicated a room for children to build Lego towers - only white Lego blocks. Next step is that your design is scanned and transferred to Mind Craft - where you may refine it digitally....More

1  Thank Linda V
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

At the end of our walking tour we pass the Utzon Center as we are from Sydney Australia we know Mr Utzon designed our Opera House and he never saw the finished item. The design in Aalborg remained me of the sails in Australia Opera...More

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Reviewed 1 June 2018

Towards the end of our walking tour, we passed the Utzon Center and learned that he was the architect for the Sydney Opera House. Nice to know that Aalborg was home to Utzon - I love the sweeping design of the Sydney Opera House and...More

Thank Sue M
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Visited Utzon Center i March. There were a special exebition about Utzons House on Mallorca. What a House. Inspiration from old Egypt, Italy and Nordic traditions. The center building it self is also interesting. A visit worth‼️

Thank InaMariaBarbara
MathiesBrinkmann, PR-chef at Utzon Center, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Thanks for visiting, InaMariaBarbara. And thank you for the great review. Glad to hear that you had a nice stay at Utzon Center. Kind regards, Mathies/Utzon.

Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Just along the quay from where cruise ships dock. Has display of architectural materials and information about design for skyscrapers - how the structures are supported. The current exhibition runs till spring 2017. For kids any age there is the chance to build your own...More

Thank Tina W
MathiesKunsten, PR-chef at Utzon Center, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Thanks for the great review, Tina.

Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

This building was disappointing from the outside. It did give the impression of waves but was not as breathtakingly spectacular as the Sydney Opera House. Interesting to not the seat outside should have gone to Sydney but because of a falling out it remained in...More

Thank Marianne H
MathiesKunsten, PR-chef at Utzon Center, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Dear Marianne, I'm sorry to hear that you had a dissapointing visit to Utzon Center. I'm not quite sure what you mean with your last sentence, but I hope you dare to visit us and our exhibition spaces another time in the future. Best, Mathies/Utzon.

Reviewed 13 July 2017

We stoped by on our way to summer holidays with 7 kids aged 5 to 8. We had a really great time visiting the exhibitions Let's Play and Lego+Minecraft. Not just the kids, but the parents and grandparents had fun as well. I love taking...More

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MathiesKunsten, PR-chef at Utzon Center, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

Dear matprat, Thanks a lot for your kind words! It means a lot to us that not only children, but also parents and others have a great time visiting our playful and creative workspace. We also love talking architecture and will continue doing so in...More

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