The concept of museums has changed radically since the miracle chamber ("Wunderkammer") of Rudolf II and Ferdinand II in the 16th century.
For Portugal winning the competition to host the UEFA 2004 international European soccer meant the construction or remodeling of ten stadiums in different parts of the country. For the Braga Municipal Stadium the brief called for covered seating sections for 30,000 on either side of the football field.
An urban hammock for an ambitious city center.
The Gorges du Verdon, in Hautes Provence, is an exceptional archaeological site, rich in traces of the life of Stone Age man, to which this new museum is devoted. The Musée de Préhistoire is Europe's largest museum of prehistory.
Richard Weston's book, subtitled "Inspiration - Vision - Architecture", finally opens the door to Utzon's techniques and creative processes. Publisher: Edition Bløndal