Frank Gehry's first Australian building revealed

Rising out of a corner of Ultimo where they'll teach business is already a lesson in creating a landmark.

Frank Gehry's first Australian building revealed

Frank Gehry's first Australian building revealed

It is the first building in Australia to be designed by Frank Gehry, one of the world's most influential architects.

The Dr Chau Chak Wing Building is a physical manifestation of the innovative thinking that underpins the teaching and research undertaken by the UTS Business School.

The design of the building is unique for a distinctive style of education.

The building is named for Australian-Chinese businessman and philanthropist Dr Chau Chak Wing, who donated $20 million to the project, along with $5 million for Australia-China scholarships.

The undulating outside a tribute to Sydney's sandstone in 320-thousand bricks.

Peter Cosgrove said: "I have to tell you it's the most beautiful squashed brown paper bag I have ever seen."

The polished stainless steel staircase is said to symbolise the movement of people and ideas.

Free tours of the building will be taking place on Saturday, February 7 from 11am to 4pm and Sunday, February 8 from 9am to 4pm.

If you would like to attend please register here.

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