Founded in 2014, MPavilion is a unique architecture commission and design event for Melbourne, initiated by the Naomi Milgrom Foundation with support from City of Melbourne and the Victorian State Government.
Every year for four years, an outstanding architect will be commissioned to design a temporary pavilion for the Queen Victoria Gardens, in the centre of Melbourne’s Southbank Arts Precinct. An event hub, a meeting place, a temporary landmark, a spontaneous detour and an invitation to experiment, each MPavilion brings creative collaborators together to present a free, four-month program of talks, workshops and performances from October to February.
The 2017 MPavilion will be designed by OMA / Rem Koolhaas & David Gianotten. The 2016 MPavilion was be designed by Bijoy Jain of Studio Mumbai and will soon have a permanent home at a location to be announced soon. The 2015 MPavilion was designed by AL_A, the studio of Stirling Prize-winning architect Amanda Levete, and will soon have a permanent home in a park on Collins Street, Docklands. The 2014 MPavilion was designed by Australian firm Sean Godsell Architects, and now has a new, permanent home at Melbourne’s Hellenic Museum.
We have a small team that works closely together to achieve a huge amount to a standard that has attracted worldwide interest and recognition. Visit mpavilion.org, like us on Facebook and and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @MPavilion for more information and updates.