The Business School at the University of Technology (UTS), Sydney recently commissioned Frank Gehry to design and build a new and iconic building.
Named after the principal contributor, the Dr Chau Chak Wing Building, also known as the "crushed paper bag" design by its detractors, has quickly become a must-see, hot-debated architectural feature in Sydney.
Mr Seasons and I checked it out one sunny Sunday September afternoon.
We had watched a program about its design and build and were intrigued.
In real life it is rather stunning from every angle.
I hope the photo's do it justice.
|Eastern facade from The Goods Line.|
The UTS website has this to say about it's facade and interior spaces,
"The building’s remarkable exterior is the result of its two distinct facades – one composed of undulating brickwork, referencing the dignified sandstone of Sydney’s urban heritage, and the other of a glass ‘curtain wall’ that mirrors fragments of the building’s contemporary city surrounds."
"Frank Gehry imagined a building that was a cluster of ‘tree houses’, or vertical stacks of office floors with spatial ‘cracks’ in between. This is how he described his vision for the building:
|The interior walls reminded us of the game Jenga.|
If we pulled one out, would it fall down?
|Polished stainless steel staircase|
|Approaching the Western facade.|
|The glass Western facade|
|The Ultimo Rd entrance.|
This post is part of Saturday Snapshot