Speaker Series: How to Build the Impossible
February 10 2021
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Webinar with Glen-Gery's Lara Roberston on How to Build the Impossible. An AIA credited (1 LU/HSW credit) presentation held via Zoom.
About this Event
also emailed out to registrants 2 hours and 10 minutes beforehand
How to Build the Impossible:
a case study on the Dr. Chau Chak Wing Building at UTS Sydney designed by Frank Gehry
This presentation takes an in-depth look at the masonry component of the Dr Chau Chak Wing Building façade. Shaped like a “crumpled up paper bag”, Frank Gehry’s complex design required the development of 5 unique brick shapes produced by the Brickworks Bowral Bricks facility in Australia. A bespoke wall tie was also developed to secure the bricks to the undulating substrate. This iconic building has been highly influential shaping the resurgence of contemporary brick architecture throughout Australia.
- Discover how the façade at UTS was designed and constructed
- Determine how design limitations were overcome with the development of unique bricks
- Identify the design details for the bespoke brick restraint system used
- Describe the design development, engineering, fabrication of the UTS façade
- Observe the installation and construction methods used on-site to achieve the highly detailed brickwork