Architecture

2015 MPavilion gifted to the city of Melbourne

March 4, 2016

The 2015 MPavilion has been gifted to the people of Melbourne and will be relocated to a Collins Street park in Docklands, Naomi Milgrom AO announced this week.

Above: Photo by Peter Bennetts.

The 2015 MPavilion has been gifted to the people of Melbourne and will be relocated to a permanent home in Collins Street park in Docklands, Naomi Milgrom AO announced this week.

Following the conclusion of MPavilion’s 2015 program of talks, workshops and performances, the canopy-like pavilion designed by Amanda Levete of London-based studio AL_A will now move to the corner of Collins Street and Harbour Esplanade in Docklands. It has been located in the Queen Victoria Gardens on St Kilda Road since being commissioned and erected in October last year.

Artist's impression of the MPavilion at its new home, render courtesy of MPavilion.

Artist’s impression of the MPavilion at its new home, render courtesy of MPavilion.

Naomi Milgrom AO discussed the significance of the pavilion’s gifting. “In its new permanent home, Amanda Levete’s MPavilion 2015 will continue to inspire and be part of our city’s cultural heritage as a public amenity of Melbourne. Amanda’s magical, forest-like structure joins a growing family of architectural masterpieces to be enjoyed by the people of Melbourne for years to come,” she said.

The relocation follows the announcement that Levete’s pavilion has also been shortlisted for the World Architecture News (WAN) Awards in the Small Spaces category.

The first MPavilion, commissioned in 2014 and designed by Australian architect Sean Godsell, permanently resides in the gardens of Hellenic Museum in Melbourne’s CBD. The commission for MPavilion 2016 has been awarded to acclaimed Indian architect Bijoy Jain of Studio Mumbai.

Levete’s pavilion will be erected in Docklands in mid-2016.

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