Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

New MPavilion opens in Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Gardens

New MPavilion opens in Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Gardens
October 4, 2017

Designed as both a temporary summer pavilion and an enduring architectural creation, the MPavilion has been officially opened in Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Gardens.

An adaptable performance installation, the new structure, inspired by ancient amphitheatres, is shaped by two tiered grandstands - one fixed and the other rotatable.

Designed by Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten of Netherlands-based architecture practice OMA, the new structure is described as “a new civic space, a cultural laboratory in which to experiment and experience, an event hub and a meeting place.

The 19 metre² aluminium clad structure will host a free program of talks, workshops and performances between October and 4th February 2018 before being moved to a permanent new home within Melbourne’s CBD, creating an ongoing legacy in Melbourne’s increasingly sophisticated architectural landscape.

Speaking at the opening event Lord Mayor of Melbourne Robert Doyle stated “MPavilion 2017 will blend traditions and architecture of the past with innovative design elements of the present.

“For thousands of years, people have attended amphitheatres to escape reality and lose themselves in entertainment, while the audio and visual elements of MPavilion 2017 will be particularly engaging.

“As the MPavilion project has evolved over the past four years, it is constantly finding new ways to involve our local designers as well as the broader community.”

The annual MPavilion program was launched by the Naomi Milgrom Foundation in 2014, and is inspired in part by the annual Serpentine Pavilion in London. The previous designers selected to create installations are Studio Mumbai (2016), AL_A (2015) and Sean Godsell Architects (2014).

MPavilion 2017 is OMA’s first major project in Australia. It was built by Kane Construction, with engineers Arup, building surveyors Gardener Group and landscape architects Tract also collaborating.

Funding support has been provided by the City of Melbourne, the Victorian Government and the ANZ Banking Group. 

Images courtesy of John Gollings. 

16th August 2017 - MELBOURNE RETAINS WORLD’S ‘MOST LIVEABLE CITY’ STATUS 

5th May 2017 - BEHIND THE SCENES IN TRANSFORMING THE ‘MOST LIVEABLE’ CITY TO THE ‘MOST VISITABLE’

15th December 2016 - INAUGURAL LEISURE INDUSTRY COMMUNICATION AND MARKETING AWARDS 

19th October 2016 - LOCAL RESIDENTS A KEY DRAWCARD FOR MELBOURNE VISITATION

18th August 2016 - MELBOURNE MAINTAINS STATUS AS ‘WORLD’S MOST LIVEABLE CITY’

24th June 2014 - PLACES AND OPEN SPACES IDENTIFIED AS THE KEY TO A BETTER MELBOURNE 

4th August 2010 - WORLD HERITAGE LISTING FOR CONVICT SITES

18th January 2010 - WORLD HERITAGE NOMINATION FOR NINGALOO

23rd October 2009 - NEW WORLD HERITAGE SITE RECOMMENDED FOR DUNEDIN CITY

7th November 2008 - NATIONAL HERITAGE LISTING FOR ADELAIDE PARK LANDS


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

The Jump Pad

The Jump Pad is a safe, flat inflatable made in a variety of sizes which can be used indoor or outdoor. From 3mx3m up to a whopping 9mx21m. Markets include Indoor and outdoor playgrounds, schools,…

read more

Attractions / Entertainment / Play

 
 

WATERPLAY Solutions Corp

Whether your goal is increasing your centre's revenues or creating an engaging environment, why not add play to your project? If you're looking for stylish aquatic play features, kid-tested…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Play / Recreation / Waterparks

 
 

Hydrocare Pool Services

Hydrocare Pool Services Pty Ltd offer 30 years of experience in aquatic industry features, products and water treatment. Hydrocare Pools has undertaken water treatment for aquatic centres and…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Play / Recreation / Technology

 
 

SENtag

Developed in Europe, this innovative system offers a safety management solution for swimming pools that checks individual swimmers via their wristband - monitoring their depth and time. Sensors…

read more

Aquatics / Hospitality / Safety / Technology / Waterparks

 
 

State Wide Pool Services

Known as Hydrilla since September 2020 - see www.ausleisure.com.au/suppliers/hydrilla-pty-ltd

read more

Aquatics

 
 

SeatGeek Asia Pacific

SeatGeek is a search engine and mobile-focused ticket marketplace that allows fans to buy and sell tickets for live events. As of August 2018, SeatGeek has exited the Australian, New…

read more

Entertainment / Sport / Technology / Ticketing / Venues

 
 

SWIMPLEX AQUATICS

Swimplex Aquatics are a world-class company dedicated to the commercial pool, waterslide industry. We are Australian market leaders servicing all states Australia wide. Swimplex provide a full…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Design / Play / Waterparks

 
 

Vivaticket

As of the 1st July 2018, Enta Australasia Pty Ltd/Best Union has been rebranded as Vivaticket Pty Ltd.  Vivaticket is the ideal strategic partner for the organisation and management of your…

read more

Attractions / Entertainment / Sport / Ticketing / Venues

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business