Utzon Center

aalborg, denmark
25 June – 20 September 2015



Utzon Center is an architectural center dedicated to the works of Jorn Utzon and to contemporary architecture and design in general. Utzon Center is built from an original concept by Jorn Utzon and his Son Kim Utzon and was inaugurated in 2008. Utzon Center is besides its exhibition programs also studios for Aalborg University, a conference program, a restaurant, and a design shop.

For several years, Utzon Center has a close collaboration with the local kids science project, Universitarium and Aalborg Municipality every Summer. This year the collaboration has its focus on waste, reuse and sustainability. “Out To Sea? The Plastic Garbage Project” therefore isa great chance to further strengthen this joint focus on environmental problems.

Utzon Center and Industrial Design at Aalborg University have developed a new part of the exhibition focusing on plastic now and in the future and how we from a design and societal perspective can deal with the problems that “Out to Sea?” shows.

The Exhibition is used as a central element in Aalborg Municipality’s focus on waste separation and environmental sustainability. The exhibition is part of the local Sustainability festival in September 2015.

The educational program is developed with Universitarium with hands on workshop environment for visitors during summer holiday and an extensive school program in August and September.