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Award-winning Spanish architect Carme Pinós to design MPavilion 2018

The MPavilion 2017/18 season may have only just wrapped up, but when one door closes, another one opens—and we’re thrilled to introduce you to MPavilion’s next architect. The fifth MPavilion, arriving in spring 2018, will be designed by Spanish architect and educator Carme Pinós of Estudio Carme Pinós, Barcelona. With a humanist approach to architecture, Carme is…

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Interview: Parlour speaks with Naomi Milgrom

We’re big fans of the team behind Parlour, who work hard to bring together research, informed opinion and resources on women, equity and architecture in Australia. Today, in this exclusive interview, Parlour’s Tania Davidge speaks with Naomi Milgrom AO, founder of the Naomi Milgrom Foundation, about the last four years of MPavilion, and the years…

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…and that’s a wrap! MPavilion 2017/18 in photos

And just like that, we bid farewell another successful season of MPavilion. Closing on Sunday 11 February, this season received an overwhelming public response, with more than 117,000 visitors and 477 events over 133 days. A huge thanks to everyone who helped bring to life this year’s MPavilion, designed by Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten…

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Q & A with Keg de Souza

Sydney-based artist Keg de Souza creates site-specific and situation-specific projects with people as a central focus. With an emphasis on knowledge exchange, Keg’s investigation of social and spatial environments is influenced by her formal training in architecture and experiences of radical spaces through squatting and organising. For MPavilion’s inaugural Regional Program, presented in collaboration with…

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Missed an event at MPavilion? Our audio library has you covered

We know it’s difficult to make it along to every MPavilion event—you can’t be everywhere at once! That’s why we’ve been regularly uploading a huge selection of MPavilion talks to our online audio library, now additionally available as a podcast on iTunes! Head to our Library page to catch up on any events you’ve missed—or…

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MPavilion 2017 December recap: The month in photos

December was a huge month at MPavilion, with all manner of activities taking place underneath the gridded roof of Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten / OMA’s MPavilion 2017. From film screenings (pictured above) and magazine launches to international artist talks and interactive workshops, we enjoyed a kaleidoscope of events for visitors of all ages. We…

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BY POPULAR DEMAND! We’re extending our season to Sunday 11 February 2018

Big news! MPavilion’s February 2018 program of free cultural and design events—presented under the pavilion designed by renowned international architects Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten of OMA—has been extended to Sunday 11 February, 2018. The final week of this season’s rich array of free talks, workshops, performances and other happenings will feature the following just-announced…

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Q & A with Soft Baroque

London-based practice Soft Baroque—a.k.a. Royal College of Art graduates Nicholas Gardner and Saša Štucin—bring their tentacular manipulations of interior design, furniture design and visual art to MPavilion in January with Foamy Feeling, an installation created specifically for Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten / OMA’s amphitheatre-inspired MPavilion 2017. We caught up with Saša and Nicholas to…

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MPavilion 2017 November–December recap: the past two months in photos

With almost three months under our belt and hundreds of events staged, November–December has seen the rainbow lights of MPavilion 2017 beaming down upon ‘round the clock action—from yoga mornings with Happy Melon to a dizzying roster of local and international music acts, stimulating panel discussions and interactive workshops. View all the photos over at…

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Design for all ages: Our go-to January family friendly events

Young and old—design is for everybody! January at MPavilion is teeming with interactive workshops, playful MProjects and lighthearted events for all members of the family. We soar into the summer season with Swings, a special commission by OMA’s Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten, and carry on the buoyant atmosphere with oodles of stimulating holiday activities….

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Q & A with Tin&Ed

We love Tin&Ed. During MPavilion 2015, the creative pair led an experimental gift-making workshop and a plant-play session with Cecilia Fox—just two examples of their penchant for blurring the lines between play, design and art. Led by curiosity and collaboration, there’s a sense of fun and optimism imbued in every project of of the New York-via-Melbourne duo, whose varied…

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Wallpaper* names MPavilion one of the top buildings that shaped culture in 2017

International design bible Wallpaper* has named Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten of OMA’s MPavilion as one of the top buildings that shaped culture in 2017. The article, published on Friday 15 December, celebrates “the best examples of the smartest new builds, canniest restorations and smoothest extensions that are upgrading the experience of life in our…

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