MPavilion 2016 opens!


MPavilion 2016 designed by Indian architect Bijoy Jain of Studio Mumbai opened today in Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Gardens. Initiated and commissioned by the Naomi Milgrom Foundation with support from City of Melbourne and the Victorian State Government, MPavilion 2016 is the third annual architect-designed summer pavilion for Melbourne. With hundreds of creative collaborators, MPavilion presents…

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Gallery: The architecture of Bijoy Jain and Studio Mumbai


You’ve taken a closer look at Studio Mumbai’s working methods. Our construction team wrote you a diary all about their trip to Mumbai and Alibag in the early stages of MPavilion’s design and development. Now view the architecture of Studio Mumbai. Works in both permanent architectural structures and enduring art pieces, Studio Mumbai’s creations, while born out of…

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A sunny Sunday with our community


A sunny Sunday in spring was perfect for this very special workshop, learning the ropes (literally!) on how to build with bamboo. Many hands make light work. Hands big and small, young and old, in fact—we recently hosted a rope lashing workshop with special help from Scouts Victoria, architects and designers from Emerging Architects +…

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A closer look at Studio Mumbai

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Studio Mumbai’s Alibag headquarters are the physical manifestation of the studio and Bijoy Jain’s architectural philosophy. The working atmosphere is laden with lore, as craftsmen and designers dutifully model, draw, sketch, and pause to reflect on their design works. They work outside as much as in, conducting material studies and creating modelled iterations of their projects….

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Vote Sean Godsell’s MPavilion 2014 for the DETAIL 2016 reader’s choice


We are chuffed to announce that—in addition to scooping-up the jury-selected DETAIL Prize 2016—Sean Godsell’s MPavilion 2014 is also nominated for the DETAIL 2016 reader’s choice award. This one comes down to popular vote, so we humbly invite you to head on over to DETAIL‘s website to vote for MPavilion 2014! DETAIL is an influential, cutting-edge, German architecture…

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Sean Godsell’s MPavilion 2014 wins DETAIL Prize 2016


It’s been an exciting start to September: warm weather, MPavilion 2016 is making stunning progress, and now, architectural prizes! MPavilion architect Sean Godsell has snapped-up the jury-decided DETAIL Prize 2016—we are extremely happy and proud of Sean Godsell’s wonderful work. The prize is awarded to future-oriented, innovative and pioneering projects from different disciplines that have outstanding architectural…

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MPavilion build update!


Lashings of rope twist around bamboo joints. The oculus begins to takes shape. The build team cuts and bends bamboo by hand, creating the form and structure of this year’s MPavilion. A lot has been happening in the last few weeks. With our opening day looming over the mid-spring horizon—Bijoy Jain and Studio Mumbai’s MPavilion 2016/17 is not…

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AL_A’s MPavilion relocation complete!


We are happy to tell you that the relocation of AL_A’s MPavilion to its new Collins Street home is now complete—you can visit it any time, day or night! Created by British architect Amanda Levete in collaboration with Brisbane-based marine industry specialists mouldCAM, the composite ‘petals’ comprising the roof of MPavilion 2015 are each only…

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Work at MPavilion 2016!


Be a part of MPavilion’s internationally recognised four-month-long program of cultural events. Work in the green and leafy Queen Victoria Gardens in the heart of Melbourne’s arts precinct. Spend time amongst the sights and sounds of Bijoy Jain’s beautiful MPavilion. We are looking for adaptable and enthusiastic front of house managers to work on-site at MPavilion…

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Introducing… Our Library!


Over MPavilion’s previous seasons we have hosted an array of incredible events with speakers that read like a roll-call of the worlds leaders in design, architecture and arts. We’d like to introduce you to the MPavilion library. Here you will find it, brimful of audio and video recordings and images, so that you can visit—or revisit—events from our programs…

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Confluence: Festival of India

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Confluence: Festival of India has launched! We are co-presenting the exhibition and floor talk at RMIT Gallery Bijoy Jain and Lore: Making MPavilion 2016 and MPavilion itself features in Confluence’s program. Make sure you head to Confluence: Festival of India‘s website to dive-in to their amazing and diverse range of events. Confluence: Festival of India is the most significant festival…

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Bijoy Jain at Ethics of Architecture

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On Monday night Bijoy Jain spoke at the Walsh Street home of the Robin Boyd Foundation as part of the Ethics of Architecture seminar series. In case you missed it—or if you were there and want to hear it again—we were on hand to record the audio for our Soundcloud. So go ahead and press play…

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