In an Australian first, famous architect Frank Gehry has lent his highly sought-after hands to the design of the Dr Chau Chak Wing Building for the Business School at UTS. Utilising no less than 320,000 custom-made Bowral Bricks, the building has been heralded as the centrepiece of the $1billion City Campus Master Plan.
Known globally for his cutting edge and innovative architectural creations, this new Gehry masterpiece is certainly no exception.
Bowral Bricks were thrilled to win the contract to work with the design team on this state of the art project. The custom-made bricks were manufactured at the Bowral Bricks factory in Bowral. The bespoke range was created to compliment the complex textured design of the building’s unique façade design.
Five custom-made, buff coloured brick shapes were developed specifically for the build, each brick designed to serve a unique purpose and function. The staggering 320,000 bricks that form the impressive exterior were all aid by hand to ensure an uncompromising degree of quality was maintained and Gehry’s highly precise design aesthetic was achieved.
The building represents the culmination of a ten year design and construction program that has not only transformed the university, but the southern CBD at large.