International Union of Architects

UIA interviews CEO of Sydney Opera House and Sydney Lord Mayor

The world-renowned Sydney Opera House,  a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the major architectural works of the 20th century, celebrates its 45th anniversary this year.


This emblematic building designed by Danish architect Jorn Utzon is the result of an international UNESCO-UIA architectural competition held in 1956. It now hosts 2,000 performances and 11 million visitors each year.


On this occasion, the UIA pays tribute to the Sydney Opera House by publishing interviews with personalities close to this icon of modern architecture, including Louise Herron, CEO of Sydney Opera House, the Lord Mayor of Sydney and others.



General Secretariat

The UIA General Secretariat, placed under the responsibility of the Secretary General, is the Union's executive body and the administrative centre for the coordination of relations between the UIA Member Sections and their activities.

The General Secretariat assists architects and architecture students in getting into contact with professional colleagues throughout the world, from professional organisations and architectural schools to museums and media.

The General Secretariat helps architects to keep up to date with UIA activities, its partners and Member Sections.

General Secretariat of the International Union of Architects

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