MPavilion is an ongoing initiative of the Naomi Milgrom Foundation, supported by City of Melbourne, State Government of Victoria, through Creative Victoria and ANZ. Every year the Naomi Milgrom Foundation commissions an outstanding architect to design a temporary pavilion for the Queen Victoria Gardens, in the centre of Melbourne’s Southbank Arts Precinct, which are then gifted to the state of Victoria.
A new civic space, a cultural laboratory and an event hub, each MPavilion brings creative collaborators together to present a free, four-month-long program of talks, workshops, performances and installations, and more, from October to February. MPavilion spotlights Melbourne as the creative and design capital of Australia, and with Melbourne as a world renowned leader in liveability, MPavilion continues to foster discussion and debate about the role design, architecture and culture have in creating a city that is liveable, creative and equitable.
Each MPavilion edition can be found in Melbourne at the following locations:
_MPavilion 2014 designed by Sean Godsell of Sean Godsell Architects (Hellenic Museum).
_MPavilion 2015 designed by Amanda Levete of AL_A (Docklands Park).
_MPavilion 2016 designed by Bijoy Jain of Studio Mumbai (Melbourne Zoo).
_MPavilion 2017 designed by Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten of OMA (Monash University, Clayton).
_MPavilion 2018 designed by Carme Pinós of Estudio Carme Pinós (Queen Victoria Gardens).