Australian architect Glenn Murcutt, who is the only Australian to be awarded a Pritzker Prize, has picked up the gig of MPavilion architect 2019.
Australia’s most recognised architect, Murcutt is internationally respected for his environmentally sensitive, distinctly Australian architecture. He has received the Alvar Aalto Medal, the Australian Institute of Architects and the American Institute of Architects Gold Medals and is highly regarded as a teacher and commentator.
Among his most significant recent projects is the Australian Islamic Centre in Newport, Melbourne, designed in collaboration with Elevli Plus Architects.
Naomi Milgrom AO, founder of the Naomi Milgrom Foundation commented: “I’m thrilled to be working with Glenn Murcutt. He’sbeen at the forefront of contemporary architecture for decades with groundbreaking designs that are sensitive to landscape and cross-cultural collaboration.
“Quintessentially Australian and ahead of his time, Glenn’s thoughtfulness about people, placemaking and the environment continues to inspire us all.”
The announcement comes as MPavilion 2018, designed by Barcelona’s Carme Pinós of Estudio Carme Pinós closed on Sunday 17 February.