34 Little Collins Street
(access via lifts on Mcilwraith Place)
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We are on Level 7 – the top floor.
Parkade is a 6 minute walk from Parliament Station, which is part of the City Loop.
Parkade is a short walk from Spring Street, stop 8 – which is serviced by the number 11, 109 and 12 trams.
Parking is available within the car park for a fee, follow the link here for discounted weekend and evening rates.
Metered on-street parking on Little Collins or Bourke Street is also available.
Taxis can drop-off along Little Collins Street or Bourke Street.
Parkade is centrally located, with the CBD bike lanes servicing Little Collins Street. There are bike loops available in the car park.
Parkade (and Level 7) is wheelchair accessible.
While we are an event space on Level 7, Parkade is an operational car park on Levels 1 – 6. With this in mind, please use the lifts and pedestrian stairs. Do not walk through the car park.
Wheelchair and general access to Level 7 is via lifts from ground floor off McIlwraith Place.
Other, non accessible access can also be via the other lifts near the paystation to level 5, then stairs to level 7.
Accessible and all-gender portable toilets are located on Level 7.
There are no baby change facilities in the space.
2020 season: parkade
Peter McIntyre / Mcintyre Partnerships
From 8 January 2021 MPavilion took residency at the architecturally significant Parkade Carpark—designed by Melbourne architect Peter McIntyre AO—at 34 Little Collins Street, Melbourne. As an extraordinary contribution to the City of Melbourne’s recovery strategy, MPavilion Parkade was a highly-accessible cultural destination, hosting events, workshops, and performances designed to stimulate, entertain and engage the public, 7-days-a-week.
In a timely example of ‘adaptive re-use’—the process of reusing an existing building for a purpose other than that for which it was designed—MPavilion used the Parkade car park as a new home for its unique, multi-faceted program of public events and community experiences.
The Parkade was designed by Peter McIntyre of one of Australia’s most prominent architectural firms known as Mclntyre Partnerships. His extraordinary portfolio includes Parliament Station, The Jam Factory, The Butterfly House, and the 1956 Olympic swimming pool. Built c1960-70, the Parkade was originally a carpark with offices and later modified.
This adaptive re-use expands upon the broader conservational message of the 2020 MPavilion Season’s January program, which has been curated under the theme ‘Preservation: Propagating Knowledge.’ During this first month of 2021, MPavilion presented a far-reaching series of events exploring conservation, protection, reinvention, and maintenance in a growing city.