Carme Pinós's MPavilion Opens

John Hill
8. October 2018
Photo: John Gollings

The fifth annual MPavilion, designed by Carme Pinós of Barcelona's Estudio Carme Pinós, has opened to the public in Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Gardens.

First unveiled in July, the design by Carme Pinós is made up of sculptural, origami-like planes of latticed timber bent to form roofs. The roofs touch down at three mounds that are rung by seats for the various activities that will take place at the pavilion. In a statement on today's opening of the MPavilion, Pinós said, "In designing this year’s MPavilion, I wanted firstly to make a space for the people of Melbourne to feel connected — to each other, to the city they live in, and to nature. We are all part of the world, and architecture can tell that story and provide a place for us to experience life together. I hope the MPavilion becomes a flow of knowledge and creativity this summer."

Initiated and commissioned by the Naomi Milgrom Foundation, the MPavilion will host four months of free events from 9 October 2018 to 3 February 2019. Pinós's design is the fifth iteration of the temporary MPavilion, following contributions by Australia's own Sean Godsell, Britain's Amanda Levete, India's Bijoy Jain, and Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten from OMA in Rotterdam. In all cases, the previous MPavilions have found permanent homes following their tenures in Queen Victoria Gardens.

Photo: John Gollings
Photo: John Gollings
Photo: John Gollings
Photo: John Gollings

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