Gold rush: International awards for MPavilion 2018!

MPavilion 2018 by Barcelona-based architect Carme Pinós of Estudio Carme Pinós drew international attention and a lot of local love when it arrived in the Queen Victoria Gardens last season. So we’re thrilled to share the news that Carme’s MPavilion has won Gold at Australia’s prestigious Good Design Awards, and has been shortlisted at the…

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Big News! First look at Glenn Murcutt’s MPavilion 2019 design

We couldn’t be more excited to unveil MPavilion 2019, this year designed by Australia’s only Pritzker Architecture Prize laureate, Glenn Murcutt AO. The refined, minimal design reflects Glenn’s significant contribution to climate-responsive architecture. Celebrating the fiftieth year of Glenn’s globally influential design practice, MPavilion 2019 will be a milestone summer attraction built in the Queen Victoria Gardens. MPavilion…

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Be part of the MPavilion 2019 program! Expressions of interest now open

Please note: Applications are now closed. The MPavilion 2019 season of free events is going to be huge—and we want you to be involved! Expressions of interest are now open to be a part of our sixth season, happening between 12 November 2019 and 22 March 2020. Collaborate with us by hosting a workshop, talk,…

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Are you aged 15-25? Be part of the MPavilion 2019 program!

Please note: Applications are now closed. For the first year ever, we’re calling out to young people aged 15–25 to be part of the exciting MPavilion 2019 season of free events! If you have a great idea for an event you think would work well inside MPavilion—which will open in the Queen Victoria Gardens in…

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Read up: Living Cities Forum 2019 speakers in the media

The international speakers of the Living Cities Forum 2019 have been grabbing headlines ahead of the events in Melbourne and Sydney later in May. National media has spotlighted a number of the architects and urban design thinkers who will gather at the forums to interrogate the theme Future Needs—including our MPavilion 2019 architect Glenn Murcutt AO. The…

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Media wrap: Global press for MPavilion 2019 architect Glenn Murcutt AO

MPavilion and Melbourne were again in the global spotlight as we announced Glenn Murcutt AO as our distinguished architect for MPavilion 2019. Australia’s only Prizker Prize recipient made headlines in design media across the United States, Europe and Asia, as well as here at home, and was praised for his influential practice and dedication to…

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Revealed: Glenn Murcutt AO to design MPavilion 2019

We’re incredibly excited to share the news that Glenn Murcutt AO, Australia’s most internationally recognised architect, is our esteemed designer of MPavilion 2019! Glenn is the only Australian architect to receive the prestigious Pritzker Prize, awarded for his environmentally sensitive and responsible designs with a distinctly Australian character. He has also received the Alvar Aalto Medal, the Australian Institute of…

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Season wrap: MPavilion celebrates biggest season of free events

With our season of free events about to close on Sunday 17 February, we’re celebrating the community’s overwhelming response to MPavilion 2018, designed by Carme Pinós of Estudio Carme Pinós. The 2018/19 MPavilion program season has been our biggest yet, with 520 events encompassing talks and public lectures, open workshops, multidisciplinary performances, installations and kid-friendly experiences. Events were spread…

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Visited MPavilion this season? Take our survey now

Each year at MPavilion we aim to bring you an expansive season of free events in collaboration with people from all walks of life in the community, across architecture and design, arts and sciences, technology, education and more. MPavilion—an initiative of the Naomi Milgrom Foundation—is for you, with you. So we’d like to know how we…

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Q&A: Global collective Hyphen-Labs on the future of women in design

As the end of our blockbuster 2018/19 season of free events draws near, we still have a number of international guests to look forward to, including Hyphen-Labs co-founders Ece Tankal and Carmen Arguila y Wedge. A global team of women of colour at the intersection of technology, art, science and the future, Hyphen-Labs is both a commercial studio and a…

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Watch: Fixperts wrap up MPavilion community design challenge

One of the highlights of this season’s MPROJECTS series at MPavilion has been our Fixperts community engagement design intervention, which teamed members of the UK-based global design initiative with design students from RMIT, with the aim to assist people in the community. Over a period of six weeks, the teams worked with people from the community to create design solutions to problems that…

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News: Carme Pinós reflects on MPavilion as we extend our program  

Exciting news! We’ve extended our season of free events until Sunday 17 February, supported by our principal partner ANZ. With more talks, workshops, performances, installations and kid-friendly experiences to be soaked up this summer, the MPavilion 2018/19 season is our biggest yet, welcoming over 500 international and Australian guests, and more than 120,000 visitors to the…

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Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the Yaluk-ut Weelam as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. Yaluk-ut Weelam means ‘people of the river camp’ and is connected with the coastal land at the head of Port Phillip Bay, extending from the Werribee River to Mordialloc. The Yaluk-ut Weelam are part of the Boon Wurrung, one of the five major language groups of the greater Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.