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Calling all young creatives: Apply now for M_Curators 2022!

Calling all young creatives: Apply now for M_Curators 2022!

MPavilion is looking for 16 to 25-year-olds passionate about the arts, architecture and design to join the 2022 cohort of M_Curators! Supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies, this invaluable mentoring opportunity will provide young people with practical experience in developing and curating public events and programs.  M_Curators have the space to explore, create, test and try their…

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National Reconciliation Week 2022

National Reconciliation Week 2022

National Reconciliation Week—27 May to 3 June—is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia. MPavilion exists on the stolen land of the people of the Eastern Kulin Nations—land which has been a significant site…

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Revealed: all(zone) announced as architect of MPavilion 2022

Revealed: all(zone) announced as architect of MPavilion 2022

We’re incredibly excited to announce that the commission for MPavilion 2022 has been awarded to the internationally-renowned architecture and design practice all(zone). Led by co-founder and design director Rachaporn Choochuey, all(zone)—an architecture, urbanism and design practice based in Bangkok, Thailand—is known for its playful projects which reuse and recycle local materials in bold and innovative…

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MPavilion 2014 Architect Sean Godsell awarded 2022 AIA Gold Medal

MPavilion 2014 Architect Sean Godsell awarded 2022 AIA Gold Medal

We are delighted that Sean Godsell—master craftsman and MPavilion 2014 architect—has been named the winner of the 2022 AIA Gold Medal.  The gold medal is the highest honour awarded by the Australian Institute of Architects and well-deserved recognition of Sean’s 40-year career and influence on architecture in Australia. Sean designed the inaugural MPavilion 2014. Conceived…

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Patricia Piccinini’s Skywhales

Patricia Piccinini’s Skywhales

“We sail up and up above you, we are the Skywhales!” On Saturday 19 March, in the early morning hours, thousands gathered at Corben Oval to witness Patricia Piccinini’s Skywhales take their inaugural flight across Melbourne’s skies. The moving morning saw Skywhale and Skywhalepapa come to life under a full moon before they floated off…

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International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2022—and Women’s History Month all throughout March—we’ve delved into the MPavilion archives to round up some of the most thought-provoking, inspiring and important conversations with women that we’ve been fortunate to host over the past eight years.  Listen to conversations covering everything from women in architecture and design to empowering…

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MPavilion x Pidapipo

MPavilion x Pidapipo

What says summer more than MPavilion and gelato from Pidapipo? We’ve teamed up with the good folk at Pidapipo to bring you the ultimate summer collaboration—a unique flavour designed for MPavilion 2021! Inspired by the colours of MAP studio (Venice) ’s MPavilion, Pidapipo has created a crushed passionfruit granita with fresh yoghurt gelato, which will…

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Q&A: Helen Rix Runting

Q&A: Helen Rix Runting

Secretary is a Stockholm-based office for architecture. Founded in 2017 by theorist Helen Runting and architects Karin Matz and Rutger, the practice is built on a shared interest in the capacity of architecture to facilitate a dignified life at the scale of the population. We had the pleasure of chatting with Helen while she is…

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Give the gift of design with MPavilion

Give the gift of design with MPavilion

MPAVILION SHOP Searching for the perfect gift for the design-lover in your life? Treat them (or yourself) to something special from the MPavilion Kiosk this holiday season. MPavilion: Encounters with Design & Architecture Book —$80 Exploring how each architect addressed the design of MPavilion, the book reflects a growing and much needed broader conversation about…

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Calling all doers and thinkers! We want you for ‘Public Protocols’ with Space Saloon

Calling all doers and thinkers! We want you for ‘Public Protocols’ with Space Saloon

Want to be involved in a workshop led by international collective Space Saloon? MPavilion has teamed up with Space Saloon—a design laboratory on the move—to host ‘Public Protocols‘—a month-long exploration of public space through digital and physical performative research that finds inspiration in daily rituals and movement. And we’re inviting all doers and thinkers passionate…

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WELCOME TO MPAVILION 2021 BY MAP STUDIO (VENICE)! FIRST BIRD’S EYE FOOTAGE AND PHOTOS

WELCOME TO MPAVILION 2021 BY MAP STUDIO (VENICE)! FIRST BIRD’S EYE FOOTAGE AND PHOTOS

The moment we’ve all been waiting for…drum roll, please…MPavilion 2021—’The Lightcatcher‘—by MAP studio (Venice) is officially open in the Queen Victoria Gardens! An urban lighthouse. A beacon of joy. An architectural playground. MAP studio’s ‘The Lightcatcher‘ truly needs to be experienced in person to enjoy the grandeur from every angle. Can’t wait to get down…

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Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the people of the Eastern Kulin Nations as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.