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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
  • 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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MTalks—Friday night debate: Australian Institute of Architects—student architects

New for MPavilion 2017: Friday night debates. Leading and emerging minds in architecture are put behind the microphones and pitted head-to-head in a...

17 Nov 2017


MKids/MMeets/MTalks—Designing the age friendly city

In countries with ageing populations—like Australia—cities are increasingly challenged with addressing this ‘new old’ age, and the issues of civic...

8 Nov 2017


MMeets—RMIT Master of Fashion Design fashion show

Come to the Queen Victoria Gardens and join this year’s cohort of RMIT School of Fashion and Textiles graduating designers as they present a...

16 Nov 2017

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


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

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


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


MKids/MMeets—A stage for new parenthood

Having a baby changes your perception of the city. Suddenly, things become less accessible: trams are difficult to lift a pram into, there is no...

14 Nov 2017
12 Dec 2017
16 Jan 2018


MTalks—Friday night debate: Australian Institute of Architects—emerging architects

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

10 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...

2 Nov 2017
9 Nov 2017
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23 Nov 2017


MMeets—MADA presents ‘wearing the infrastructure city’

It is a little-known fact that the field of architecture boasts a fabled history of dress-ups. At New York’s Beaux-Arts Ball of 1931, at least two...

11 Nov 2017


MMusic—Australian String Quartet: Close Quarters

Get up close to the music with an informal hour-long performance as the Australian String Quartet presents its new series Close Quarters—a concept...

28 Oct 2017