8 February 2015

Frank Gehry's Newest Building In Sydney Is A Beautiful 'Brown Paper Bag'

Renowned architect Frank Gehry’s latest work, a teaching and research facility for Sydney's University of Technology, is now open and due to welcome its first students this month.

In the signature Gehry style of fluid buildings, the new Dr Chau Chak Wing facility for UTS Business School is curvy and was described as "the most beautiful squashed brown paper bag" by Australia's governor general Peter Cosgrove. It is Gehry’s first building in Australia.

The shapely structure of the building was created using 320,000 custom-designed bricks, entirely laid by hand to reference Sydney’s architectural heritage.

Inspired by a treehouse, Gehry describes the building as "a growing learning organism with many branches of thought, some robust and some ephemeral and delicate".

For more pictures and information about the building, visit Dezeen.

[via Dezeen, images via Peter Bennetts]