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Initiated by the Naomi Milgrom Foundation with support from City of Melbourne and the Victorian State Government, every year for four years an outstanding architect will be commissioned to design a temporary pavilion for the Queen Victoria Gardens, in the centre of Melbourne's Southbank Arts Precinct.

An event hub, a meeting place and an invitation to experiment, each MPavilion brings creative collaborators together to present a free, four-month program of talks, workshops, performances and installations from October to February.

MPavilion 2017 is designed by Netherlands–based architects OMA / Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten.

MPavilion 2016 was designed by Bijoy Jain of Studio Mumbai, an award-winning architect and practice of distinction based in India, and now has a new permanent home at the Melbourne Zoo. MPavilion 2015 was designed by AL_A the studio of Stirling Prize–winning architect Amanda Levete, and now has a permanent home in Melbourne's Docklands. MPavilion 2014 was designed by Australian firm Sean Godsell Architects, and now has a permanent home at Melbourne's Hellenic Museum.

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Free Entry

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  • Suitable for guests with a hearing impairment, from mild hearing loss to profoundly deaf
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Classes & workshops

MMeets—Morning stories with N'Arweet Carolyn Briggs

Start the day at MPavilion this season with daily morning stories from N’arweet (Elder) Carolyn Briggs. Carolyn Briggs is a descendant of the First...

Until 4 Feb 2018

Lectures & talks

MMeets/MTalks—Don't call it a run club

How does running in an urban environment differ from running in a rural one, and, how can this stripped-back mode of transport help us explore a...

17 Dec 2017


MMusic: Matthew Bird

Artist and experimental architect Matthew Bird will transform MPavilion into an interactive installation that invites audiences to experience an...

Until 22 Dec 2017


MKids/MMeets— Tin&Ed: Inflatable futures

Bounce on down to MPavilion for a site-specific version of New York-via-Melbourne creatives Tin and Ed’s Inflatable Futures, originally commissioned...

8 - 14 Jan 2018

Lectures & talks

MTalks—A city for millennials, by millennials

What would a city created by—and for—millennials look like? And how will the next generation reimagine the city, in the wake of angst driven by...

20 Dec 2017


MKids/MMeets—Models & maquettes

Join the folks from Melbourne-based studio Public Art for a drop-in architectural model and sculpture-making workshop for kids. Responding to...

17 Dec 2017


MMusic—I-D DJs: Maroske Peech

Following the success of i-D’s DJ Stage at this year’s Melbourne Fashion Week (MFW) i-D will be curating a rolling line-up of DJs—made up of i-D’s...

22 Dec 2017

Lectures & talks

MMeets/MMusic/MTalks—'Queer some space' presented by XYX Lab and the Lifted Brow

Monash Art Design and Architecture’s XYX Lab teams up with The Lifted Brow to bring us ‘Queer Some Space’. Directly referencing MPavilion’s rotating...

27 Jan 2018

Classes & workshops

MKids/MMeets— Redesign MPavilion with minecraft

What would MPavilion look like if it was co-designed by kids using Minecraft? Find out in this interactive workshop hosted by our friends at Matters...

6 Jan 2018


MMusic—Bakehouse sessions: Secret rehearsal

Each week, around 400 musicians pass through Bakehouse Studios, from solo artists and kids having their first jams to international touring artists....

19 Dec 2017


MProjects: Soft Baroque

Discover the work of Soft Baroque at this year’s MPavilion in January. With Foamy feeling, Soft Baroque—a. k. a. the hugely creative London-based...

15 - 21 Jan 2018

Classes & workshops

MMeets—How to love a stranger: Presented by A—Space

In 1903, the German sociologist and philosopher Georg Simmel observed that “nowhere feels as lonely and lost as in the metropolitan crowd”. And it’s...

17 Dec 2017