A recent video created by the Sydney Opera House explores the aspirations and inspirations of Jørn Utzon and demonstrates how these manifest in the form of his landmark Australian project.

While Utzon may not have seen himself at the front of the sustainability movement, the video suggests that sustainable techniques are inherent in his design philosophy.

Watch the video below to learn how palm trees, Sydney's rocky cove and fish (among more) influenced the design of The Sydney Opera House:

Image and video courtesy of Sydney Opera House, source: YouTube.