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Explore Chippendale: Architectural Walking Tour and Lunch at Mekong

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The UTS Business School, the Goods Line Entrance

14-28 Ultimo Road


NSW 2007


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Join Chippendale Creative Precinct as we explore four iconic Chippendale structures at the forefront of contemporary design. In ten years, Chippendale has transformed from a conurbation to Sydney’s Cultural Mecca. This extraordinary metamorphosis was championed by innovative minds and bold choices made by Chippendale’s internationally acclaimed architects and developers. Learn from those who worked closely with Pritzker Prize winning architects Jean Nouvel, Frank Gehry and Sir Norman Foster to develop Sydney’s most striking new structures.

Join us in October as we tour:

11:00-11:30, Dr Chau Chak Wing School of Business: Talk by Craig Lord

11:30-12:00, HALO, Central Park: Talk by Jenny Turpin of Turpin and Crawford

12:00-12:30, Central Park: Talk by Ben Green of Tzannes Associates

12:30-1:00, Kensington Street: Talk by Tim Greer

1.00- 3.00pm, Lunch at Mekong

Meeting Point: The Goods Line, Outside the Dr Chau Chak Wing School of Business entry way facing the Goods Line.

We invite alumni from the University of Sydney and their friends to learn about Frank Gehry’s first Australian building, the iconic Dr. Chau Chak Wing School of Business at UTS, with a talk by the building’s General Manager Craig Lord who witnessed the construction of this Sydney landmark. Following Craig, CHROFI's John Choi will break down the design of the sun-soaked boardwalk and cycle-path The Goods Line and deeper into Chippendale, learn details about the construction of Central Park’s mesmerizing sculpture Halo from co-creator and artist Jenny Turpin of Turpin + Crawford.

Next up, hear from Ben Green, director of Tzannes. With Cox Richardson and Foster + Partners, Tzannes created the visionary master plan for the Central Park precinct, now widely regarded as an exemplar of urban renewal and sustainability. To complete the tour, head Architect Tim Greer from Tonkin Zulaikha Greer will join us to deliver insight into the company's development of every foodie’s favourite strip, Kensington Street.

A Lunch Invitation at Mekong

Imagined by acclaimed Chef Tiw Rakarin, Mekong's culinary journey traverses flavourful entrees, exquisite shared mains and delicate desserts, drawn from recipes passed through the provences of Burma, Lao, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. With rave reviews and ratings, garnering an 8.2/10 from Dimmi and 4.1/5 from Zomato, Mekong has already made quite an impression on Sydney Foodies! Now's your chance to take a barge down the Mekong River, loaded with the richest cargo: its cuisine.



Saffron & sweet corn rice cake, prawn floss & coconut foam.


Poached chicken with black been, coriander root, dark soy & green chilli sauce.


Charcoal cake with dark sugar salad & sesame coconut.

(Vegetarian menu available upon prior request)


Designed by Internationally acclaimed architect Frank Gehry, the building’s remarkable exterior is the result of its two distinct facades – one composed of undulating brickwork, referencing the dignified sandstone of Sydney’s urban heritage, and the other of a glass ‘curtain wall’ that mirrors fragments of the building’s contemporary city surrounds.

Craig Lord is General Manager of the Frank Gehry-designed Dr Chau Chak Wing Building – now home to the UTS Business School. He has extensive experience in new business development and implementation, marketing, organisational change, performance turnaround and human resource management.

Jennifer Turpin on HALO

Jennifer Turpin leads the award winning public art practice, Turpin + Crawford Studio, with fellow artist, Michaelie Crawford. Their work focuses on the design and production of site-specific artworks in the public domain, creating pieces at the interface of art, science, nature and the built environment. They have participated in multidisciplinary design teams and have worked collaboratively on projects in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Singapore.

In 2012, Turpin + Crawford designed and created HALO at Central Park - a wind activated kinetic sculpture. Turning and tilting with the energy of the wind, Halo hovers in finely tuned counterbalance. The structure consists of a giant, glistening tapered yellow ring measuring 12 metres in diameter attached to a 6 metre long silver arm.


Ben Green has been a director of Tzannes since 2013. Ben was instrumental in the company's development and research for Central Park, Alec Tzannes describes the company's involvement in the project as "an opportunity to blend new and old architecture – a brief from heaven.." For Tzannes, Ben leads on the research, integration and development of the practices CAD systems and its technologies for visual communication.


16 heritage listed terrace houses that were homes of brewery managers in the past have been converted by Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects for Greencliff into this iconic Sydney street that houses several restaurants, a hawker style area, salons, shops, bars and hotels. Tim Greer, founder of Tonkin Zulaikha Greer has an interest in existing urban fabric and the cultural elements it embodies, treating each project as an individual opportunity to create fresh contemporary forms. His extensive experience includes the fields of theatre design, retail, acoustic control, restaurants, housing, industrial design and institutional building.Recent multi-award winning projects under Tim’s directorship include Carriageworks at Eveleigh: Contemporary Performing Arts Centre; Scots Church Redevelopment Apartment Building known as ‘Portico’; The Paddington Reservoir Gardens, Cloudy Bay Shack and The Glasshouse Arts Conference and Entertainment Centre.

Chippendale Creative Precinct is a not for profit organization that curates key cultural experiences in Chippendale, the creative heart of Sydney. Through the Explore Chippendale: Architecture Walking Tour we hope to bring together the minds of Sydney’s leading designers, engineers and architects behind Chippendale’s structural rejuvenation.

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