Saturday, December 18, 2010

The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) | Frank Gehry

Frank Gehry has revealed images of his first building in Australia, a $150 million business school for the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). The university’s council commissioned the building in June with little idea of what it would look like, though they were confident it would rival Jorn Utzon’s opera house on the other side of the city architecturally.Gehry’s Dr Chau Chak Wing building for UTS’s Business School was inspired by the idea of a tree-house structure with “a trunk and core of activity and… branches for people to connect and do their private work,” he said.The building will have two distinct external facades, one composed of undulating brick - a reference to the sandstone of Sydney’s urban brick heritage - and the other of large, angled sheets of glass to fracture and mirror the images of surrounding buildings....more
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