Frank Gehry’s first Australian building, the Dr Chau Chak Wing business school at UTS in Sydney, was officially opened on 2 February. For Gehry, the building fulfilled an unrealised philosophy of education: the philosophy of a tree house, said Professor Roy Green, Dean of UTS Busniess School. The 1989 Pritzker Prize Laureate, who was in attendance at the opening, described his creation as “a growing learning organism with many branches of thought, some robust and some ephemeral and delicate.”
The public are invited to tour the building during an open weekend before the school begins teaching on 23 February. Tours will operate between 9am and 4pm Saturday and Sunday 7–8 February. Registration is required.
Photograph & text: Architectureau