UTS unveils new Frank Gehry building

This week I was delighted to attend the official opening of the Dr Chau Chak Wing Building, the new home for the UTS Business Faculty which was designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry.

The building, which has been compared to a paper bag, is a remarkable piece of architecture that is as interesting inside as it is outside.

With Frank Gehry at the opening of the Dr Chau Chak Wing Building

With Frank Gehry at the opening of the Dr Chau Chak Wing Building

I was particularly impressed by its unique interior, and I look forward to seeing it inspire Sydney's students in the future.

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It is incredibly encouraging that UTS was able to pursue this project through a very generous donation from Dr Chau, which included $20 million to the building costs along with $5 million for Australia-China scholarships.

The building, which has been likened to a tree-house and a paper bag, is part of UTS's $1 billion redevelopment program which has also seen the creation of the new home for the Engineering and IT Faculty in a Denton Corker Marshall-design building on Broadway.

This work, along with neighbouring projects like the Goods Line being redesigned by ASPECT Studios, is making Ultimo and Chippendale one of the most exciting parts of our city for design and architecture.

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