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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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Q & A with Matthew Bird

Matthew Bird is an artist and experimental architect whose interdisciplinary spatial practice melds the mediums of sculpture, installation, scenography, photography, interior design, architecture and site-specific interventions. He established his practice, Studiobird, with the interior project Alphaomega Apartment, in which a two-room apartment in Melbourne’s CBD was paradoxically transformed with handcrafted, scavenged and low-cost materials, with…

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David Gianotten and MPavilion 2017 in AR

Have you spotted the exclusive David Gianotten video interview series that Architectural Review has been releasing on ADRTV? Filmed during his visit to Melbourne for the launch and opening week of MPavilion 2017, David sat down with AR for their issue 152 cover story and answered some hard-hitting questions. Learn a little about his background in the video above, and then head…

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Q & A with Lucinda Hartley

Lucinda Hartley is an urban designer and social entrepreneur who’s spent the past decade pioneering new approaches to urban revitalisation. Named by the Age as one of Melbourne’s ‘Top 100’ most influential people, Lucinda is the co-founder of CoDesign Studio, a social impact design consultancy that uses creative placemaking to improve social connection in local neighbourhoods. Lucinda…

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MPavilion 2017 October recap—Our opening month in photos

And just like that, the first month of MPavilion 2017 is a wrap! October was positively action-packed—from the opening address by Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten of OMA at our very first event of the season, to MTalks with Virginia Trioli, Jack Self, Monique Webber and Boon Wurrung elder N’arweet Carolyn Briggs. View all the…

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Q & A with Bakehouse Studios’ Quincy McLean

Bakehouse Studios is so much more than just a rehearsal space. For more than twenty-five years, Melbourne music legends and international rock royalty alike—from The Saints to MC5—have passed through Bakehouse’s labyrinthine corridors in Richmond to rehearse, write songs, record, shoot film clips and even paint the studio walls as part of the Bakehouse Art…

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‘Performance Power’: Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten discuss MPavilion 2017

  Click on over to Wallpaper* to for a look inside MPavilion 2017 and the minds behind its design—Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten of OMA. Describing MPavilion 2017 as a “small but perfectly formed structure [that] can easily respond to unexpected needs and impromptu programming,” Wallpaper* give a rundown of the OMA-designed modern amphitheatre, from…

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