July 13, 2015

Design renders for MPavilion 2015 revealed

The renders for the second MPavilion, designed by British architect Amanda Levete's studio AL_A, have been revealed. Described as "a forest canopy", the design will utilise the latest technology in nautical engineering to create seemingly fragile and translucent petals, supported by columns that will sway gently in the wind. AL_A is collaborating with Australian specialist mouldCAM and using cutting-edge technology to form petals that are five metres in diameter, but only a few millimetres thick. 

Founded in 2014, MPavilion is an architectural and design event commissioned by Naomi Milgrom Foundation in Melbourne, Australia. Every year for four years, an outstanding architect is selected to design a temporary pavilion for the Queen Victoria Gardens. Naomi Milgrom, Chair of Naomi Milgrom Foundation notes that MPavilion 2015 is marked by a meaningful Australian-British collaboration. 

MPavilion will be officially opened on 5 October 2015 by Martin Roth, Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London. A meeting place for ideas, MPavilion 2015 will be accompanied by a free, four-month public program of talks, workshops and performances from October to February. 

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