5 July 2018
Barcelona-based architect Carme Pinós of Estudio Carme Pinós has revealed the design for the fifth MPavilion.
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.
The sharp design reveals an open civic space that invites interaction as well as a discourse between people, design, nature and the city. The open geometric configuration assembled in two distinct halves supported by a central steel portal frame. Two surfaces of timber latticework intersect with each other to form the pavilion’s roof. An altered topography forms three mounds that include seating, allowing a multitude of community-focused experiences and events.
Pinós’s design has inspired MPavilion’s program themes which include: building communities, fostering inclusive cities, women in leadership, visual languages: fashion and architecture, regional contexts, and landscape and nature.
Members of the public are now invited to submit expressions of interest to become part of the MPavilion 2018-2019 program.
The Pavilion 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.
Submissions are sought from people working in 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 also welcome.
Submissions close on Sunday 15 July.