Dr Chau Chak Wing Building

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Dr Chau Chak Wing Building
Dr Chau Chak Wing Building
General information
Status Under construction
Type Public
Location Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Address 14-28 Ultimo Road
Town or city Haymarket, New South Wales (suburb)
Construction started mid-2012
Completed estimated 2014
Cost A$180 million
Client UTS Business School
Owner University of Technology, Sydney
Technical details
Floor count 12
Floor area 16,030 m2 (172,500 sq ft)
Design and construction
Architect Frank Gehry
Architecture firm Gehry Partners
Structural engineer Arup
Services engineer AECOM
Other designers Daryl Jackson Robin Dyke
Main contractor Lend Lease Group[1]
Other information
Seating type seminar rooms and classrooms
Parking 177 bicycles and 20 cars

Dr Chau Chak Wing Building is the Sydney University of Technology new Business School building under construction in Sydney, Australia. It will be the first building in Australia designed by Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry.

The tower called the Dr Chau Chak Wing Building, is named after the Australian-Chinese businessman and philanthropist who has donated $20 million for its construction.

The 12-storey tower will provide teaching, learning, research and office accommodation for 1,256[2]-1,300 students and 300[3]-326[2] academic staff. Building design is based on the idea of a tree-house structure.

Early works on site and archaeological excavation have been carried out from late 2011 until early 2012. The building will be constructed by Lend Lease Group which has been appointed in November 2012.[1] It is estimated that 320,000 custom-designed bricks will be used for its construction.[4]

Construction of the building started in late 2012 with completion expected in 2014.[2][3] The building structure was topped-out in December 2013.[4]

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  1. ^ a b Nicole Hasham (23 November 2012). "Lend Lease lands bid to build Gehry-designed 'paper bag' project". smh. Retrieved 11 December 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "Gehry's vision gets NSW government approval". University of Technology. 20 Mar 2012. Retrieved 29 March 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Frank Gehry’s first Australian building approved for University of Technology, Sydney". Jonathan Chancellor (Property Observer). Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Heath Gilmore (December 2, 2013). "Frank Gehry UTS masterpiece inspires brickies on their labour of love". Sydney Morning Herald (Fairfax Media). Retrieved 20 December 2013. 

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Coordinates: 33°52′51.87″S 151°12′4.89″E / 33.8810750°S 151.2013583°E / -33.8810750; 151.2013583