MPavilion 2018 Call For Public Expressions Of Interest

MPavilion is Australia’s leading architectural commission and design event, conceived and created by the Naomi Milgrom Foundation.

Every year, one new temporary pavilion designed by a leading international architect is erected in Melbourne’s historic Queen Victoria Gardens. From October 2018 through February 2019, the MPavilion becomes a design and cultural laboratory, home to a series of talks, workshops, performances and installations. At the end of each season, MPavilion is gifted to the City of Melbourne and moved to a permanent new home, creating an ongoing legacy in Melbourne’s increasingly sophisticated architectural landscape. 

The design of the fifth MPavilion by Barcelona-based architect Carme Pinós of Estudio Carme Pinós has been released. The sharp design reveals an open civic space that invites interaction as well as a discourse between people, design, nature and the city. Celebrating Carme’s design philosophy, which advocates building communities, inclusivity and universal connection, the pavilion will be a sensorial summer experience built in the Queen Victoria Gardens.

In its fifth year, MPavilion 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.

MPavilion will open free to the public on Monday 8 October 2018 until Sunday 3 February 2019.

For the second year running, MPavilion is inviting the public to submit expressions of interest — an opportunity to become part of the season’s program, happening between 8 October 2018 and 3 February 2019. In its fifth year, MPavilion 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.

Anyone can apply. MPavilion will look favourably on submissions that interact with the interests and philosophies of MPavilion 2018 architect Carme Pinós, as well as submissions from applicants working, studying or practicing in the realm of design and the built environment. This includes (but is not limited to) the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, fashion, textiles, urban design, urban planning, urban and cultural heritage, design theory & criticism, graphic design, furniture design and industrial design.

Proposals from dance, music, theatre and performing arts practitioners and community groups are welcome.

For submission guidelines and forms, please visit


Event starts
Monday 2 July, 2018
Event Ends
Sunday 15 July, 2018
Venue Address
Queen Victoria Gardens, St Kilda Rd, VIC 3004

National, Melbourne

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