MPavilion 2019 in Melbourne by Glenn Murcutt opens Australian Design Landmark

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Architects
Glenn Murcutt
Collaborators
Structural engineers AECOM, specialist tensile roof fabric advisor Temple Architecture, builders Kane Constructions, building surveyors Gardner Group, lighting designers Bluebottle in collaboration with JSB Lighting, and visual identity by Studio Ongarato.
Overall Geometry
The pavilion has a rectangular footprint with a total useable covered floor area of approx. 230m2 (24mx 9.6m). The overall roof area is 315.9m2 (10.6m wide x 29.8m long). The maximum roof height will be approx. 3.9m with a maximum internal ceiling height of 2.5m
Dates
MPavilion will open free to the public in the Queen Victoria Gardens, Melbourne, on Thursday 14, November, 2019 until Sunday 22 March, 2020. Open every day from 9am to 4pm through MPavilion’s season is the onsite licensed kiosk.
Venue
MPavilion 2018. Queen Victoria Gardens. Melbourne, Australia.
Further collaborators to the MPavilion 2019 program
The Archibald Prize, AsiaTOPA, Melbourne Theatre Company, Royal College of Art, Melbourne Music Week, Climate Emergency Cinema, Heide Museum of Modern Art, the School of Life, Chunky Move, Melbourne Design Week, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Koorie Heritage Trust, Tom & Captain Dog-Walking Adventures, Louvre Museum, Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival, RMIT, Swinburne, Melbourne and Monash universities, Green Magazine and 3RRR.
Further Support by
MPavilion is supported by principal partners City of Melbourne, Victorian State Government through Creative Victoria and Development Victoria, and ANZ.

Glenn Murcutt

Glenn Murcutt AO is one of Australia’s most respected architects. He has received twenty-five Australian architecture awards, including the RAIA Gold Medal, and international awards such as the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize; Alvar Aalto Medal (Finland); Richard Neutra Award (United States); ‘Green Pin’ International Award for Architecture and Ecology (Denmark); and the Asia Pacific Culture and Architecture Design Award.

Murcutt was born in London, to Australian parents, in 1936. He grew up in the Morobe district of New Guinea, where he developed an appreciation for simple, primitive architecture. After graduating in 1961 with a degree in architecture from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Murcutt travelled for two years before returning to Sydney to work in the office of Ancher, Mortlock, Murray and Woolley. He remained with this firm for five years before establishing his own practice in 1970.

Murcutt’s small but exemplary practice is well known for its environmentally sensitive designs with a distinctive Australian character. His buildings, which are principally residential, are a blend of modernist sensibility, local craftsmanship and respect for nature.

Naomi Milgrom Foundation

Naomi Milgrom Foundation was founded in 2014, and its purpose is to enrich Australian cultural life by engaging new audiences with exceptional art, design and architecture. The Foundation, led by Naomi Milgrom AO, has become a model for public-private collaboration by enabling new projects with a focus on public, industry and education components.

MPavilion is the foundation’s main project and is regarded as Australia’s principal architecture commission. The Living Cities Forum, its sister project, is an annual gathering of leading global architects and design innovators.

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