I am being constantly drawn back to Aalborg and have realized that in order to cover all the topics that interest me takes more than a lifetime, so I really must get myself together, sit down and write as much as possible about my beloved Nordics. One of my favourite topics is architecture. An exciting way to convey visions, “copy” nature’s creatures or the way the elements manifest themselves. Right now I can think of an array of buildings designed by world-renowned architects, buildings which resemble elements of nature. Like the Sydney Opera House, designed by the Pritzker Prize winner Danish architect Jørn Utzon.
While visiting Aalborg this summer, I discovered an interesting building complex on the waterfront and it turned out it was the last building to be designed by Jørn Utzon, yet the finishing lines on the design were added by his son, Kim. It is called the Utzon Centre and it’s a place where architecture students can meet and discuss ideas, sort of a community venue, with very interesting, arched roofs, that look stunning at night. I traced a few really nice pictures of this building so allow me to share them with you.
See you soon.