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PostPosted: 17 Jun 2010, 09:19 
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I wish Melbourne could get a Gehry ....
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I have a dream, architect Gehry tells UTS
http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/i-have-a-drea ... -ygji.html
HEATH GILMORE HIGHER EDUCATION
June 17, 2010

THE acclaimed architect Frank Gehry introduced his version of a reverse striptease at an announcement he will create a $150 million building for Sydney.

The University of Technology, Sydney revealed yesterday it had formally committed to a Gehry-designed building as part of its City Campus Master Plan.

A Chinese business leader, Dr Chau Chak Wing, will also donate $20 million to support the new faculty of business building, the university announced. It is the the largest philanthropic gift in history by an individual for a university building in Australia.


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PostPosted: 17 Jun 2010, 16:21 
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I am indeed jealous Gehry is working in Sydney. If only Melbourne could score the big international names. KPF, Foster and Renzo Piano have left great marks on the Sydney skyline. I’m sure Gehry’s creation, albeit small, will be a fantastic addition to the city.

This may hint of cultural cringe but Melbourne is craving a landmark from one of the world’s top firms. Imagine a Pianzo or Cesar Pelli building in Melbourne!


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Two years ago, under a highly controversial cloud, Foster & Partners wrenched control of the $1.5 billion Sama Dubai scheme for Melbourne Docklands, from Zaha Hadid.

So Melbourne and Foster are circling for a Dockland project


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PostPosted: 18 Jun 2010, 11:39 
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Zxath wrote:
Two years ago, under a highly controversial cloud, Foster & Partners wrenched control of the $1.5 billion Sama Dubai scheme for Melbourne Docklands, from Zaha Hadid.

So Melbourne and Foster are circling for a Dockland project


Personally my wishlist as far as "celebrity" architects goes would be

#1 Frank Gehry
#2 Zaha Hadid
#3 Norman Foster


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Gehry's University of Technology Sydney building design has been approved and construction is to start shortly. The building has been compared to a crumpled paper bag.

Article from propertyobserver.com.au

Frank Gehry’s first Australian building approved for University of Technology, Sydney

By Jonathan Chancellor Tuesday, 20 March 2012

The first Australian building designed by prize-winning American architect Frank Gehry (81 years old) has been approved with construction to start within months.

The 12-storey structure was designed for the University of Technology, Sydney.
Excavation of the Ultimo site near the ABC is under way.

The $125 million tower for about 1,300 students and 300 academic staff is due for early 2014 completion.

The tower will be called the Dr Chau Chak Wing Building, named after the Hunters Hill Australian-Chinese businessman and philanthropist who has donated $20 million to help build it.

The crumpled-looking 15,470 square metre building will be the university's new business school. Only two public submissions were received against the project during the public exhibition period last June, although the initial design was changed slightly to improve privacy in nearby apartments.

The tower will be built on a site now occupied by the former Dairy Farmers Milk Co-op warehouse building.

It will include parking for 177 bicycles and 20 cars, with onsite showers and lockers.

The new building will generate its own electricity with a gas-fired tri-generation plant, an initiative backed by the City of Sydney.

The new buildings are part of a UTS campus master plan, estimated to cost a total of $1 billion


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Don't get me wrong - I do like it, but is the eastern elevation meant to look like a crushed brown paper bag?

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