25 May 2017
MPavilion has launched a virtual presence on Google Arts & Culture, allowing the pavilions of the past to be explored virtually, in extraordinary detail, from anywhere in the world.
MPavilion is an annual architectural commission in Melbourne's Queen Victoria Gardens, supported by Creative Victoria. An events space and cultural laboratory, MPavilion inspires debate about the role of design, architecture and culture in building creative and equitable cities and communities, and changes the way we think about design.
Now a major annual feature of the Australian design landscape, MPavilion has had over 234,000 visitors since the initiative began in 2014.
Google Arts & Culture is a platform with the mission of making the world's cultural information easily accessible and available to anyone. With over 1,200 partners in 70 countries, including many leading cultural organisations, Google Arts & Culture content spans video, audio, virtual reality and beyond.
MPavilion 2014, 2015 and 2016 have now been captured for the Google Arts & Culture platform, with 360˚ Street View tours and an extensive exhibition of images. The virtual presence also includes photos and digital recordings of talks on art, design, architecture and more from MPavilion's past program of events.
Designed by OMA's Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten, MPavilion 2017 will open free to the public on 3 October 2017 and will be captured on Google Arts & Culture shortly afterwards.