Known for his unusually creative designs that have been built at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and at the Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, Frank Gehry’s latest design, the Dr Chau Chak Wing Building, is about to open at the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia. Some critics have already said that the crumpled paper bag design will become a landmark that will rival the Sydney Opera House.
The building is an unusual shape with new and different forms and shapes that will not only create a landmark on the UTS campus, it will also create a unique learning environment for the students who study there.
The business school is set to open this month and will certainly become a destination for architecture students from throughout the world. Gehry has never followed the mold of other architects and this building is no exception. Even at 85, he continues to produce “one off” unique designs that challenge clients and contractors alike. The results of those collaborations are amazing environments that thrill the eye and confound the traditionalist designers of the world.
I find it interesting that the website for the one office firm has a note that there are so many students trying to ask questions or to go to work there that they cannot guarantee that they will be able to answer those inquiries.
Watch the three-year construction effort in this incredible time-lapse video.
Inside this video, you will see what has gone into creating what some people deemed the impossible design. This project has showcased brickwork in a way that has never been seen before.
Also, check out this mini tour and some comments about the excitement surrounding the opening for the students and professors.