Conference Countdown

Less than five weeks to go for the Iconic Houses Conference on November 25, we are featuring key figures from the event in a special weekly series of Five Questions. This week: Christen Obel, chairman of the Utzon Foundation, which restored and now runs Jørn Utzon’s house, Can Lis on Mallorca.

Five questions for ... Christen Obel

At the conference in La Pedrera, Christen Obel will discuss some of the considerations involved in renovating and running Can Lis.Christen Obel: ‘Our biggest challenge is to make the house available to the public, meeting the huge interest in a manner that does not compromise the house’.
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Welcome Can Lis !

Can Lis was built in 1972. After Jørn Utzon left the Sydney Opera project in 1966, he decided to settle on Majorca. Situated on a steep cliff facing the sea, Can Lis was planned as an organic, unified whole, its layout framing the day-to-day events that marked Utzon family life.
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Welcome Palau Güell !

Palau Güell in Barcelona is one of Gaudí's earliest buildings. After a seven year restoration it reopend in 2011. Entering the main hall is one of the most impressive and unforgettable experiences for first-time visitors. What makes this area unique is the fact that it contains an organ which plays songs every thirty minutes during the visit,.
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