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In Progress: Sydney Opera House
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Sydney, Australia


One of the most instantly recognizable structures in the world, the Sydney Opera House stands as an emblem of artistic excellence and modernism for Australia. Designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon, the Sydney Opera House was opened by Her Majesty The Queen in 1973, and received UNESCO World Heritage status in 2007. The Opera House is the youngest cultural site to be included on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

In April, 2013, the Scottish Ten team scanned the Sydney Opera House using cutting-edge laser-mapping technology. The Scottish Ten is an ambitious five-year collaboration between Historic Scotland, experts in 3D visualisation at The Glasgow School of Art’s Digital Design Studio and not-for-profit digital heritage organisation CyArk, with the ultimate goal of digitally documenting 5 Scottish sites and 5 international sites in 5 years. The Sydney Opera House is the most modern building to be scanned by the Scottish Ten team.

For more information about the Scottish Ten, visit their website.

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