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MPavilion 2018 by Carme Pinós gifted to Monash University’s Peninsula campus

Photograph by John Gollings

Today, Monash University’s Peninsula campus celebrated the official opening of its new MPavilion, gifted to the university by the Naomi Milgrom Foundation. The ceremony was attended by the Governor of Victoria, Her Excellency Professor The Honourable Margaret Gardner AC, MPavilion’s commissioner Dr Naomi Milgrom AC and the internationally renowned Spanish architect, Ms Carme Pinós — alongside Monash University’s Provost and Senior Vice-President Professor Susan Elliott AM.

This is the second MPavilion to have been gifted to Monash University by the Naomi Milgrom Foundation. The first — MPavilion 2017 by OMA — was relocated to Monash’s Clayton campus in 2018.

Professor Susan Elliott AM thanked the Naomi Milgrom Foundation for its generous gift and affirmed the university’s shared vision for the new MPavilion.

“The Peninsula MPavilion will give our students, staff and our local community an inclusive gathering point which fosters connection between community, culture, nature and architectural design.

“Monash University is committed to Naomi Milgrom’s original vision of using MPavilions as a hub for community-led art, design and collaboration. We look forward to seeing the MPavilion by Carme Pinós become a community cultural focal point on the Peninsula, where architecture, art and design is utilised to bring communities together.”

Inspired by the ancient art of origami, Carme Pinós’s design features distinct triangular panels and a timber lattice framework within a solid metal frame.

Naomi Milgrom AC expressed her delight that Carme’s innovative design would continue to inspire students and visitors alike at its new permanent home.

“The opening of MPavilion 2018 at Monash comes as we mark a decade of bold architectural commissions by the Naomi Milgrom Foundation”, she said.

“The 2018 season at Carme’s award winning MPavilion was presented with 500 collaborators across the themes of collective creativity, humanist architecture, community, gender and social equality. Themes that remain highly relevant today and ones that I am sure will be further researched and explored in a myriad of ways by the Monash University community.”

Students, staff, alumni, student association and club members, as well as the general public are now welcome to book the pavilion via the university’s website.

Learn more about MPavilion’s relocated pavilions here.

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the people of the Eastern Kulin Nation as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which MPavilion stands. We pay our respects to their Elders, past and present – and recognise they have been creating, telling stories and caring for Country for thousands of generations.

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