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Business School, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Thursday 23 Dec 2010

Gehry breaks Australia

Gehry Partners: East fa├žade, view across Ultimo Pedestrian Network, model scale: 1-to-100 
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25/01/11 roberto, miramar
Here, Mr. Gehry's is given us another of his whinsical signature building design, and it feels like this building is merely the adaptation and mix of others of his completed buildings. Creativity, I will say there are some added values to the shown concept, correctness of the same, architecturally speaking, I have my doubts about it. Controversy, inmensely. Constructivity, I foresee a lot of field problems and post construction controversies.
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04/01/11 viewsport, london
This is absolutely appalling. Another whimsical architectural 'masterpiece'
Why Why Why !?
24/12/10 K, Aus
I did not see this as a good news where the first impression of this model is feel like collapes building after eart quake.


University of Technology Sydney to receive Australia's first Gehry-designed structure 

Ever at the height of controversy, 81 year old architect Frank Gehry is to put his irrefutable stamp on Australia with a $150m business school for the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). As part of the University’s $1bn renovation plans, the new facility will be officially named after Australian-Chinese businessman and donator of $20m, Dr. Chau Chak Wing.

The concept design is undeniably a ‘Gehry’, with its crumpled facades folding in luxurious sand-hued swathes, punctuated with jarringly crisp windows. Already nicknamed ‘The Treehouse’, the architect describes his most recent work as 'a trunk and core of activity and... branches for people to connect and do their private work'.

Gehry has lectured at UTS in the past and has since returned to leave a much more permanent reminder. Four masters’ students from the University have also been offered the opportunity to undertake two-month paid internships at the Gehry Partners base in Los Angeles.

Construction is due to start in 2012 with completion set for 2014.

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Status Concept design
Value 114(m€)
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Gehry Partners LLP

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