Dr Chau Chak Wing Building
|Dr Chau Chak Wing Building|
Dr Chau Chak Wing Building
|Address||14–28 Ultimo Road|
|Town or city||Ultimo, New South Wales (suburb)|
|Completed||11 November 2014|
|Opened||2 February 2015|
|Client||UTS Business School|
|Owner||University of Technology Sydney|
|Floor area||16,030 m2 (172,500 sq ft)|
|Design and construction|
|Architecture firm||Gehry Partners|
|Services engineer||AECOM (also the brickwork design engineer)|
|Other designers||Daryl Jackson, Robin Dyke|
|Main contractor||Lend Lease Group|
|Seating type||Seminar rooms and classrooms|
|Parking||177 bicycles and 20 cars|
Dr Chau Chak Wing Building is a business school building of the University of Technology Sydney in Sydney, Australia, and the first building in Australia designed by Canadian American architect Frank Gehry.
The tower is named after Chau Chak Wing, a Chinese businessman who donated $20 million for the building's construction. (The "Dr" in the building's name refers to honorary doctorates that have been conferred on Mr Chau.) The 13-storey tower provides teaching, learning, research and office accommodation for, approximately, 1,256 students and 326 academic staff. The building's design is based on the idea of a tree-house structure.
The building's façade, which was made of 320,000 custom designed bricks, is described as the "squashed brown paper bag". Frank Gehry said, "Maybe it's a brown paper bag, but it's flexible on the inside, there's a lot of room for changes or movement."
An entrance from The Goods Line – a pedestrian pathway – is located on the eastern border of the site.
Construction of the building started in late 2012. The building structure was topped-out in December 2013 and construction was completed in November 2014. The official opening took place on 2 February 2015.
The building has won the following awards:
- 2015 AIQS Innovation Project Award
- 2015 Australian Timber Design Award People's Choice Award
- 2015 Good Design Awards: Product Design Hardware and Building
- 2015 Think Brick Awards: Horbury Hunt Commercial Award
- 2015 Master Builders Association NSW Awards: Tertiary Buildings Construction over $100m
- 2016 Australia Engineering Excellence Awards Bradfield Award
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- "Gehry's vision gets NSW government approval". University of Technology. 20 March 2012. Retrieved 24 May 2017.
- Jonathan Pearlman (3 February 2015). "Frank Gehry unveils 'squashed brown paper bag' building in Sydney". The Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group Limited. Retrieved 19 May 2015.
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- "Sydney finally gets its Gehry". ArchitectureAU. Architecture Media Pty Ltd. 11 November 2014. Retrieved 18 November 2014.
- Power, Julie (3 February 2014). "Frank Gehry's UTS Dr Chau Chak Wing Building opened: 'The most beautiful squashed brown paper bag ever seen'". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
- "Innovation Project Award". The Building Economist. The Australian Institute of Quantity Surveying: 28. December 2015. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
- "2015 Winners: People's Choice Award". timberawards.com.au. Timber Development Association. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
- Good Design Awards 2015: Brickworks Building Products- The Gehry Collection. Good Design Australia. 2015. p. 77. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
- Elizabeth McIntyre, Neale Whitaker, Sally Woodward-Hawes (Designer) (2015). Think Brick Awards 2015: Joint Winner – Dr Chau Chak Wing Building (PDF). Think Brick Australia. pp. 4, 5. Retrieved 2 June 2017.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
- "Tertiary Buildings". mbansw.asn.au. Master Builders Association of NSW. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
- "Iconic UTS building wins prestigious engineering award". engineersaustralia.org.au. Engineers Australia. 13 October 2016. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
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