MPavilion is a unique experiment in public space, for which the Naomi Milgrom Foundation each year commissions a world-leading architect to design a temporary garden pavilion in Melbourne.
MPavilion 2018 is designed by Barcelona-based architect Carme Pinós of Estudio Carme Pinós and is the first public commission by a female Spanish architect in Australia.
Carme Pinós is one of the world’s leading architectural voices, with projects spanning public architecture, social housing, urban refurbishment and furniture and object design. Valuing an experiential body of work over heroic signature buildings, Pinós has an architectural influence visible beyond Spain through celebrated projects in Europe, Asia and the Americas.
Establishing a relationship with the Queen Victoria Gardens and the cityscape beyond, MPavilion 2018 invites a sensorial experience of connection, with nature and with each other.
Full program of events announced in September.
THE LAND ON WHICH WE STAND
HOSTED BY JONATHAN HOLLOWAY, WITH CARME PINÓS AND MORE
TUE 09 OCTOBER 12.15—1.15PM
From the art trams traversing our entire city to the land on which the Botanic Gardens and Carrabosse sit, by way of MPavillion and our dozens of venues, and of course the very real connection to land that Tanderrum creates, Melbourne Festival takes place on some of the richest and historically diverse land in the world.
Major Melbourne Festival activities always begin with a welcome to country. At the beginning of each project or event we acknowledge country. In this first event at the new MPavilion for 2018 we wanted to take some time to genuinely discuss country: the levels of meaning, understanding, occupation and use of the land on which this festival sits.
Presented with MPavilion
PHOTO | Image courtesy Estudio Carme Pinó