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

MTalks—High density happiness

Join in for the third and final instalment this MPavilion season of Open Journal‘s popular and thought-provoking series High Density Happiness. This...

31 Jan 2018


High density happiness

Twelve months ago at MPavilion 2016, Minister for Planning Richard Wynne, Simon Knott of BKK Architects, James Tutton from Neometro and director of...

22 Nov 2017


MTalks—Friday night debate: Australian Institute of Architects on affordable housing

New for MPavilion 2017: Friday night debates. They put leading and emerging minds in architecture behind the microphones and pit them head-to-head in...

24 Nov 2017


MMeets—Mindful morning yoga sessions with Happy Melon

Happy Melon returns to MPavilion in 2017 to lead five rejuvenating Thursday-morning yoga flows in November Led by Happy Melon’s experienced...

23 Nov 2017
30 Nov 2017

Classes & workshops

MMeets—Make an insect hotel: An ecology urban workshop

Beekeeper and artist Nic Dowse is joined by artist Zhu Ohmu, both of multi-disciplinary collective Honey Fingers, to lead a two-part MMeets that...

3 Dec 2017


MMusic—Bakehouse Sessions: Secret Rehearsal

Since its humble beginnings down a bluestone lane in North Fitzroy, Bakehouse Studios’ award-winning spaces—now located on Hoddle Street—have been at...

23 Nov 2017
30 Nov 2017


MProjects— Soft Baroque: Foamy feeling

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


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

MMusic—Mapping Melbourne 2017 launch

Join in for the launch of the 2017 program for Mapping Melbourne. The evening will include live art interactions, dance and music performances...

30 Nov 2017

Art & exhibitions

MKids/MMeets—A dog photo booth with Dog Photog

If your woofer was an inner-city urbanite working in a high-rise office, and living in an apartment in the city, what would said woofer look like?...

19 Nov 2017


MKids—Club Kids Music Academy

Your kids are invited to MPavilion to experiment with samplers, drum machines and keyboards at Club Kids Music Academy—a space where children have...

3 Dec 2017 (dates to be confirmed)


MMusic/MProjects—Matthew Bird: An immersive encounter with the afterlife

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

8 - 22 Dec 2017