Gehry to unveil first Australian project

Gehry to unveil first Australian project

Frank Gehry will be in Sydney next month to oversee the opening of his first Australian project.

Gehry, who was awarded the 1989 Pritzker Prize will preside over the opening of the Dr. Chau Chak Wing Building at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS).

The 85-year-old has defied current methods of structural definition in creating the Ultimo landmark, according to the country’s critics.

The east-facing facade of undulating bricks sits in contrast to the geometrically challenging glass shards of the west facade.

The $150 million building would have been impossible to realise without the creation of unique bricks and support systems. Its 320,000 custom-designed bricks were manufactured at a brick factory in Bowral, in southern New South Wales.

They are designed to create the sweeping curved aspect of the facade.


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