Speaking about this paper bag building, the governor general of Australia describes it as "the most beautiful squashed brown paper bag I've ever seen." In reality, the Business School at the University of Technology, Sydney, was inspired by the undulating surface of a tree trunk, continuing its woody references straight to the core of the interior spaces.
There has been plenty of excitement about this groundbreaking project since the designs were first revealed. With it now complete, students, professors and the public can be proud to have such an innovative and imaginative example of contemporary architecture, right in the heart of their city. Constructed by hand of 320,000 custom bricks, the waving and crumpling facades are something so artistic to behold, all the while complementing the colors and the fluid forms found in this region's natural environment.