First Australian Gehry Building in MEL Wind Tunnel

GehryUTS2014-04 286x176The Dr. Chau Chak Wing Building at the University of Technology, Sydney, was Frank Gehry's first architectural design in Australia. The brick facade formed a shape descibed as the "soft curves of fabric" and, as such, did not lend itself to defining the design pressures using AS/NZS1170. The builder, Lend Lease, commissioned MEL to perform a wind-tunnel study to establish the local cladding pressures on this 11-level building at the UTS City Campus. MEL congratulates the philanthropist, Dr. Chau Chak Wing, on adding an international landmark to the stock of Australian architecture.