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We’re open! Bird’s-eye video and photos of MPavilion 2018

It’s time for you to join us at MPavilion 2018—yes, we’re open in the Queen Victoria Gardens! Presenting this year’s MPavilion to you comes with an inch of pride and a mile of excitement, and we hope you love it as much as we do. Designed by world-renowned architect and educator Carme Pinós of Barcelona’s Estudio Carme Pinós,…

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Take a seat: Carme Pinós designs stool for MPavilion 2018

When Barcelona’s Carme Pinós of Estudio Carme Pinós became our celebrated architect of MPavilion 2018, we knew we had to ask her to also design some furniture to go inside. And here it is! We’re excited to reveal the Carme Pinós-designed stool commissioned for MPavilion. Made in Spain, the stools are crafted of hand-tinted birch…

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Q&A: Parlour co-founder Justine Clark on equity in architecture

In our opening week of events, gender-equity advocacy association Parlour is presenting an informal discussion between our esteemed MPavilion 2018 architect Carme Pinós and Melbourne-based architect Kerstin Thompson. With the tagline “women, equity, architecture”, Parlour is instrumental in bringing together research, resources and voices to advocate for better representation of, and opportunities for, women in Australian…

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Q&A: Dr Margaret Osborne on perfectionism

High pressure to perform is present in all walks and stages of life, from school to sport, the arts world to the business world. On Thursday 18 October, Science Gallery Melbourne presents ‘Perfectionisms: Pressure to be perfect’, an intriguing discussion as part of our MTALKS series. On the panel is psychologist Dr Margaret Osborne of the Melbourne…

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Your MPavilion 2018 program is here!

Get your diary because our program of free spring-summer events has arrived. With hundreds of events and more collaborators than ever before, we couldn’t be happier to share this season’s calendar of talks and workshops, multidisciplinary performances, interactive installations, kid-friendly experiences, and more. This year’s program is inspired by the philosophies of MPavilion 2018 architect Carme Pinós of…

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Caroline Roux in conversation with Carme Pinós

Words: Caroline Roux Each October, an intriguing new work of architecture appears in Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Gardens. It is the MPavilion, a project run by the Naomi Milgrom Foundation, whose objectives are many. One is legacy: after its spring-summer sojourn, the pavilion will be found a permanent public home in the city. It also marks…

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Watch as we build MPavilion 2018

It’s been an action-packed month in the Queen Victoria Gardens as our build partners Kane Constructions and ACE Contractors work tirelessly to bring MPavilion 2018 to life. Our latest time-lapse video shows what it takes to construct the geometric and elegant design by renowned Barcelona-based architect Carme Pinós of Estudio Carme Pinós. Carme’s MPavilion is certainly taking…

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Want to get married at MPavilion? Say yes!

Last November, MPavilion became a venue for celebration and relief as the nation said yes to marriage equality. This year, we’re marking the first anniversary of that historic occasion, and we’d love you to be involved! On Saturday 17 November we’re inviting you to tie the knot at MPavilion with a morning ceremony of your own, followed that…

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The build begins! We’ve broken ground on MPavilion 2018

Each year at this time, as we begin construction of a brand new MPavilion for Australia, the mood in our office shifts as the grand vision of our renowned architect comes to life, a pavilion that will host an ambitious and exciting four-month program of events. This year we’re incredibly excited as construction of MPavilion 2018, designed…

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MPavilion 2018 design attracts world press

We’re not too shy to (excitedly) boast that the design for MPavilion 2018 has created a buzz in the world of architecture, from Europe to the USA and Asia. Commissioned by the Naomi Milgrom Foundation and designed by Barcelona-based architect Carme Pinós of Estudio Carme Pinós, MPavilion 2018 was praised in news and design media for its poetic form and its…

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Global and local awards for MPavilion 2017

We’re always excited to share news of MPavilion garnering praise around the world—and this news is big. MPavilion 2017, designed by Netherlands-based OMA / Rem Koolhaas & David Gianotten, is among only a handful of designs up for major accolades at the Architizer A+Awards. The hugely celebrated New York-based awards program, which flaunts a global audience…

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It’s here! First look at MPavilion 2018 by Carme Pinós

We couldn’t be more thrilled to introduce you to MPavilion 2018, designed by Barcelona-based architect Carme Pinós of Estudio Carme Pinós. A sharp and poetic vision for MPavilion, Carme’s design is inspired by origami and invites a discourse between people, design, nature and the city. Celebrating Carme’s design philosophy, which advocates building community, inclusivity and universal connection, MPavilion 2018—the…

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