21 February 2017
The fourth annual MPavilion will be designed by Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten of internationally renowned Dutch architecture firm OMA.
MPavilion is Australia's leading architecture commission and design event, presented by the Naomi Milgrom Foundation with support from Creative Victoria. It has received over 224,000 visitors since its inception in 2014.
MPavilion 2017 will be OMA's first completed architectural work in Australia.
Founded by visionary Rem Koolhaas, OMA (Office for Metropolitan Architecture) is responsible for landmark buildings including the Qatar Foundation Headquarters in Doha; Faena District in Miami; London's Design Museum; Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow; Fondazione Prada in Milan; Shenzhen Stock Exchange; De Rotterdam; and CCTV Headquarters in Beijing.
Led by Koolhaas, the firm has expanded the boundaries of architectural practice to include design and theory in media, politics, renewable energy and fashion.
David Gianotten is OMA's partner-in-charge for numerous projects in Asia, Australia and Europe including the New Museum project in Perth and Rotterdam's new Feyenoord football stadium.
Together Koolhaas and Gianotten were responsible for the design and execution of the Taipei Performing Arts Centre.
The announcement of the MPavilion 2017 architects follows the official closing of MPavilion 2016 on Sunday 18 February, which welcomed more than 94,000 visitors and hosted more than 487 free events over 139 days.
MPavilion 2017 will open free to the public in Queen Victoria Gardens, St Kilda Road, on 3 October 2017.