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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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Facilities:
  • Picnic area
Entry cost:

Free Entry

Opening hours:

Open at all times

Accessibility:

  • Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times
  • Suitable for guests with a hearing impairment, from mild hearing loss to profoundly deaf
  • Suitable for guests with a vision impairment. Attained by providing for guests with partial vision impairment or total loss of useable vision

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What's on

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

Design

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...

Until 21 Jan 2018

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

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

Contemporary

The Orbweavers at MPavilion

Join the Orbweavers, Creative Fellows at State Library Victoria, for an evening of song, story and visual art by the Yarra. The duo plays music from...

21 Jan 2018

Music

MMusic/MProjects—Twilight ritual: Philip Brophy's ‘Stadium - A neo-Tokyo terrasound cosmophony'

Join as the sun dips beyond the horizon’s edge and the Queen Victoria Gardens bathes in the afterglow, for this season’s twilight ritual: a special...

Until 4 Feb 2018
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