Kane Constructions continue to be the build partner for the Naomi Milgrom Foundation's MPavilion.
MPavilion 2018, designed by influential Barcelona-based architect and educator Carme Pinós of Estudio Carme Pinós opened free to the public in the Queen Victoria Gardens, Southbank Arts Precinct, on 8 October 2018.
MPavilion 2018 is the fifth annual architect-designed summer pavilion for Melbourne. Together with hundreds of creative collaborators — both Australian and international — MPavilion presents a free, four-month program of events from 8 October 2018. The Pavilion will host over 400 free events, talks, workshops, performances, installations and more, with an increased number developed from public proposals in line with MPavilion’s intention as a civic space and cultural laboratory.
The 2018 pavilion takes inspiration from origami folding techniques, featuring latticed floating panels and tiered seating. The latticework on the roof and walls allows sunlight to pass through, creating shadows that will change and shift depending on the time of day.
The MPavilion 2014 project was delivered by Melbourne based Sean Godsell Architects, the MPavilion 2015 project by British Architect Amanda Levete Architects, the MPavilion 2016 project designed by Indian Architect Bijoy Jain of Studio Mumbai, and the MPavilion 2017 project by Netherlands-based Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten of OMA.
The pavilion serves as a temporary event space for four months before being gifted to the City of Melbourne. A permanent home is then found elsewhere in the city.