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MPavilion is an ongoing series of architecture commissions initiated in 2014 by the Naomi Milgrom Foundation and 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 pavilion for the Queen Victoria Gardens, in the centre of Melbourne’s Southbank Arts Precinct.

An innovative civic space, a cultural laboratory and a place for people to meet, learn and engage with ideas and design, from October to February each year MPavilion becomes the focus of a free four-month program of cultural events and interventions, lively talks, performances, workshops, installations and gatherings. The MPavilion is then gifted to the people of Victoria and relocated to a new permanent home to be engaged by the community. MPavilion spotlights Melbourne as the creative and design capital of Australia: 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 cities that are liveable, creative and equitable.

Five MPavilions can now be visited in and around Melbourne. MPavilion 2017, designed by Netherlands-based duo Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten of design studio OMA,  can now be found on the grounds of Monash University’s Clayton campus; MPavilion 2016, designed by Bijoy Jain of India’s Studio Mumbai, is located at Melbourne Zoo; MPavilion 2015, designed by AL_A, the studio of British architect Amanda Levete, has a permanent home in Melbourne’s Docklands; and MPavilion 2014, designed by Australian architect Sean Godsell of Sean Godsell Architects, can be found at Melbourne’s Hellenic Museum.

MPavilion 2018, designed by esteemed Barcelona-based architect and educator Carme Pinós of Estudio Carme Pinós, will soon be relocated from the Queen Victoria Gardens to a new permanent location.

Find out more about the MPavilion team here

Main photo by Earl Carter.

Free Admission

MPavilion is open from 9 October 2018 – 17 February 2019.


MPavilion is located in the Queen Victoria Gardens, opposite Arts Centre Melbourne on St Kilda Road, Melbourne.

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