Ove Arup and the Philosophy of Total Design

by | 08. Oct 2018

Danish Architecture Center | Exhibition

The Sydney Opera House is the collaborative work on Ove Arup and Jørn Utzon

Date: October 12, 2018 – February 17, 2019
Location: Danish Architecture Center

Many of us know the iconic Sydney Opera House and Centre Pompidou in Paris. But a few of us know one of the key figures behind. The Dane, Ove Arup, revolutionized architecture and the way that engineering is practiced today. He called his philosophy “Total Design” because he believed that great architecture is accomplished when technique, design and aesthetics unite.

The exhibition Ove Arup and the Philosophy of Total Design, opening October 12th at the Danish Architecture Center, is a tour de force through the wide spanning work of one of the most influential engineers of the 20th-century. But Anglo-Dane Ove Arup was not only an engineer. He was a philosopher, artist and visionary leader who revolutionized the field – inventing modern engineering and redefining the way architects, designers and engineers work together.

In the exhibition you’ll get a unique portrait of Ove Arup and a glimpse into some of his most prestigious projects. You are introduced to Ove’s work on Centre Pompidou in Paris and his pool for penguins in London. And you’ll get an exclusive close look at the Sydney Opera House and the gigantic computer which in the 1960s solved the design of the characteristic shell structure. With virtual reality you’ll even be able to take a seat on the opera’s rooftop.

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