An architectural landmark for Sydney’s University of Technology (UTS), the building named after philanthropist Dr Chau Chak Wing is home to post-graduate study and research in business and economics. A first for Frank Gehry in Australia, the building’s multi-facetted façades are architectural expressions of the innovative thinking going on inside.
The key concept underpinning the programme is a fluid, dynamic “organism” where interiors, functions and architectural features weave together, reflecting - and promoting - creative teaching and research.
At the same time, this intricately meshed interior is taken outside, creating a composite assembly of different-height volumes and contrasting façades. The result is a remarkable architecture and landmark for the whole City Campus.
The geometry and materials of the elevations are...