MPavilion architecture commission extended to 2021/22

The Naomi Milgrom Foundation’s annual MPavilion architecture commission, which appears in Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Gardens, will be extended for two more seasons after 2019.

The MPavilion commission was initially launched in 2014 as a four-year project. In 2017, the Naomi Milgrom Foundation and the City of Melbourne agreed to two more commissions in 2018 and 2019. Today, it recieved another two-year extension.

The 2018 MPavilion, an “origami-like” structure by Estudio Carme Pinós, is set to open in October.

Naomi Milgrom said, “In envisaging MPavilion in 2014, I primarily hoped the community would embrace the initiative and share in vital ideas about design and our cities.

“I’m proud that MPavilion has become part of the cultural and physical landscape and I’m excited to partner with the City of Melbourne to spark collaborative actions and discussions into the future.”

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Previous iterations were designed by Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten of OMA (2017), Bijoy Jain of Studio Mumbai (2016), Amanda Levete of Amanda Levete Architects (2015) and Sean Godsell of Sean Godsell Architects (2014). Each pavilion was gifted to the city and moved to a permanent location following its season in the Queen Victoria Gardens. Sean Godsell Architects’ pavilion now occupies the rear of the Hellenic Museum, Amanda Levete Architects’ pavilion was relocated to a park in Docklands, Studio Mumbai’s pavilion was rebuilt at Melbourne Zoo, and OMA’s pavilion was gifted to Monash University’s Clayton Campus.

Sally Capp, Melbourne lord mayor, said “The MPavilion program has been a major success, featuring collaboration between more than 1,000 designers, architects, cultural and educational institutions and winning eight national and international awards. We’re proud MPavilion continues to call Melbourne home and excited to see what amazing pieces of design will emerge in the next four years.”

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