21 December 2017
Two Victorian projects have made Wallpaper’s list of top buildings that shaped culture in 2017 – the Australian Islamic Centre and the 2017 MPavilion.
Designed by 2002 Pritzker laureate Glenn Murcutt and Elevli Plus Architects, the Australian Islamic Centre is a mosque located in Newport in Melbourne’s inner west. It has been acclaimed for its interpretation of Islamic design set within a suburban Australian context.
The roof of the centre features 55 gold-painted lanterns which create yellow, red, blue and green patterns, with each colour referencing different aspects of the Islamic faith.
This year’s MPavilion structure, designed by architects Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten of Netherlands-based firm Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), also made the list.
A contemporary take on the traditional amphitheatre, with movable structures, MPavilion is now two months into its spring/summer program. See the full MPavilion 2017-18 program.