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Tadao Ando to Judge MPavilion 10 Chair Commission

Tadao Ando, Pritzker Prize Laureate and MPavilion 10 designer, is set to select the annual MPavilion Chair Commission competition winner. The Chair Commission is a highlight of each MPavilion, with the winning design and practice featured onsite and profiled to an expansive network of local and international media, collaborators, partners and visitors during the season.

‘Over the last nine years, the MPavilion Chair Commission has been won by established and emerging designers from across the world,’ said MPavilion Creative Director Jen Zielinska. ‘We are thrilled that Tadao Ando has agreed to judge the competition in our milestone tenth year.’

On MPavilion 10, Ando has said his ‘design began with a desire to find a scene of eternity within the public space of the Queen Victoria Gardens, Melbourne. Eternal – not in material or structure – but in the memory of a landscape that will continue to live in people’s hearts.’

The selected design will be responsive to this unique design process and approach – view Ando’s MPavilion 10 design here – with human-centred comfort also a key consideration. The winning chair will be used across myriad events, from conversations and concerts to children’s programs, workshops and gatherings.

Previous MPavilion Chair Commissions include designs by BoardGrove Architects, Canberra Design Lab, Carme Pinós, Chris Connell, Craftspeople in Mumbai, India, nüüd studio, OMA and Sean Godsell.

Open from 27 April 2023, the MPavilion Chair Commission competition will close at 5pm Friday 2 June 2023. We cannot wait to see what you conjure.

MPavilion 9 Chair Commission: ‘Re-pete’ by Canberra Design Lab, photograph by Marie-Luise Skibbe.

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