This website uses cookies to improve your experience navigating our site. By continuing to browse, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

OK, I understand

Glenn Murcutt's 2019 MPavilion. Photo - John Gollings.

The MPavilion 2019 Is Unveiled

13th November, 2019

You are invited to celebrate the launch of Glenn Murcutt’s sleek design, and the upcoming summer program of events.

The open form of the new MPavilion by Glenn Murcutt is designed to be ‘as much about the parklands as it is about the building.’ The tensile roof creates a lean and sleek profile, that at night is lit internally for a futuristic glow that ripples gently outwards into the surrounding trees. The space provides a perfect setting for four months of free talks, workshops, performances, community projects and the occasional dance floor.

Glenn Murcutt AO is Australia’s most recognised and awarded architect, and the only Australian to be recognised with the highest honour is architecture, the Pritzker Prize. The MPavilion team explain ‘we wanted to bring Glenn’s response to the MPavilion commission to Melbourne as the catalyst for another summer of free public events, to stimulate ongoing discussion and debate about design, architecture and our cities.’

The 2019 MPavilion by Glenn Murcutt follows his 50 year career approach of ‘touching the earth lightly.’ If you fancy spending a Saturday afternoon sheltered in this crisp white building, with a drawn back lantern-like roof, join Glenn Murcutt in conversation with Naomi Milgrom AO (founder of the Naomi Milgrom Foundation, which commissions each year’s MPavilion) as they discuss the development of the pavilion design, and Glenn’s lifetime work in vernacular and environmentally responsible architecture.

On November 14th, the 2019 MPavillion is officially launched with a suite of Opening Night activities, including a showcase from the RMIT Master of Fashion (Design) Graduate Showcase, a DJ set from Sara Savage, and Welcome to Country song composed and performed by Yorta Yorta woman Deborah Cheetham AO.

Take a tour of the MPavilion website to explore the full program of activities that will take place under Glenn Murcutt’s gently hovering white roof.

MPavilion 2019 Opening Night
Thursday November 14th
6:30 – 9pm
Queen Victoria Gardens
Melbourne

 

13th November, 2019

This Week

Homes

A Creative Couple's Lovingly Renovated 1950's Home

Lucy Spartalis and Alastair Innes of She Takes Pictures He Makes Films share their renovated 1950s home in Victoria’s Dandenong Ranges.
Lucy Feagins
  4 hours ago

News

Jardan's Stunning New Perth Showroom Is A Terrazzo Palace!

The champions of modern Australian furniture design open the doors on their first West Coast flagship.

Gardens

A Dreamy, Generous Coastal Garden

This Mollymook property's incredible front garden by Dangar Barin Smith has inadvertently become a local tourist destination.

Sustainable Homes

A Sustainable Inner-Suburban Home, Designed To Be Deconstructed + Reused

Rammed earth and recycled timber come together in this creekside Melbourne home by Breathe Architecture.

Architecture

An Open-Plan Home Partially Inspired By A Hitchcock Film!

Modo Architecture challenge the standard open floor plan in this Melbourne family home – taking partial inspiration from the house featur...
Amelia Barnes
  20 hours ago

Food

Julia's Salmon + Potato Spring Salad With Yoghurt Dressing

A versatile salad of salmon, potatoes and vibrant zesty greens from Julia Busuttil Nishimura.
Julia Busuttil Nishimura

Interiors

A Spectacular, Art-Filled Home In Melbourne's Outer Suburbs

Interior design extraordinaire Chelsea Hing conducts a sweeping transformation of this sprawling family home in the Victorian suburb of Park...
Sasha Gattermayr

News

This Wiggly Coatstand Can Be Anything You Want It To Be

Student designer Brigitte Owers-Buccianti has launched her furniture brand Real Non-Real with a versatile piece of industrial-inspired furni...

Art

Announcing The Finalists For The Record-Breaking 2020 Archibald Prize

From 1068 entries, the 55 shortlisted artworks for Australia's most prestigious portraiture prize have been unveiled!

Architecture

An Action-Packed, Compact City Home

A formerly unliveable art deco house in Northcote gets a major overhaul by Rob Kennon Architects.

Shopping

Create Your Own Salon Wall With These Affordable, Vintage-Inspired Artworks

Interior designer and stylist Jono Fleming pioneers a new affordable art alternative, with the launch of his limited-edition, stretched-canv...
Sasha Gattermayr

Interiors

The Cosy New Australian-Made Sofa Range, Inspired By Togetherness

Jean-Pierre Biasol talks us through his lush new collection of locally manufactured sofas - inspired by the feeling of companionship!
Sasha Gattermayr

Homes

A Local Post Office Transformed Into A Meaningful Family Home

How photographer Alexandrena Parker, and carpenter Michael Riseley, turned a rundown former post office in Beaconsfield Upper, Victoria, int...

Building Better

The Best Building Materials For A Sustainable Home

From rammed earth to concrete, which building material is the most environmentally friendly? The answers may surprise you...

Art

Intricate Bark Artwork From The 'Top End', On Show At Koskela

'Top End Bugi' at Koskela showcases 36 incredible bark artworks from three art centres in Arnhem Land.

A month of TDF News. Keeping you up to date on art & cultural events, design awards, and other great happenings across Australia.

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Jardan's Stunning New Perth Showroom Is A Terrazzo Palace!

The champions of modern Australian furniture design open the doors on their first West Coast flagship.

NATIONAL

This Wiggly Coatstand Can Be Anything You Want It To Be

Student designer Brigitte Owers-Buccianti has launched her furniture brand Real Non-Real with a versatile piece of industrial-inspired furni...

VIC

This Heritage-Nominated Pavilion In Fairfield Is Under Threat Of Demolition

Sign the petition started by Kennedy Nolan to prevent the site’s destruction!

News

Find Amazing Aboriginal Art From Central Australia At Desert Mob 2020

Celebrate the diverse range of Aboriginal artists in Central Australia at Desert Mob – a multi-faceted art event running online and in-per...
Sasha Gattermayr

News

This Is The Ultimate Guide To Starting A Creative Small Business!

Side-step hustle culture and create something more meaningful with this practical and personable business book from former TDF columnist, Fi...

NATIONAL

Attention All Student Ceramicists – Win $10,000 And A Paid Internship At Mud!

The Australian homewares brand has just launched The Shelley Simpson Ceramics Prize, offering a 3-month paid internship at Mud Australia and...
Sasha Aarons

NATIONAL

Thomas Maxam’s ‘Abomination’ Vases Are Ugly On Purpose

The fledgling Melbourne practice launches a line of unique, handblown glass bud vases, in a vivid range of colours!

NATIONAL

Get Your Hands On These Delectable Posters + Support Food Relief!

Lucy Folk alum Gemma Leslie has launched Food For Everyone – a not-for-profit organisation selling illustrated recipes by local chefs as l...

NATIONAL

A Weird And Wonderful New Online Design Shop Has Landed!

Sisters Emma and Lou Smith launch Jolie Laide with an impressive curation of local and international designers and artists.
Sasha Gattermayr

NATIONAL

Help Artists Rebuild Studios In Beirut + Win Goodies from Maison Balzac, Bobby Clark, Baina + More!

Artists and designers from Australia and New Zealand have donated jewellery, homewares, textiles, art and bed linen to recuperate funds for

NATIONAL

Amp Up Your Accessories With The New Heide x Gorman Collaboration

Iconic fashion label Gorman creates a new art-inspired print exclusive to Heide Museum of Modern Art.

This Week

Gardens

A Dreamy, Generous Coastal Garden

This Mollymook property's incredible front garden by Dangar Barin Smith has inadvertently become a local tourist destination.

News

This Wiggly Coatstand Can Be Anything You Want It To Be

Student designer Brigitte Owers-Buccianti has launched her furniture brand Real Non-Real with a versatile piece of industrial-inspired furni...

Art

Announcing The Finalists For The Record-Breaking 2020 Archibald Prize

From 1068 entries, the 55 shortlisted artworks for Australia's most prestigious portraiture prize have been unveiled!

Art

Intricate Bark Artwork From The 'Top End', On Show At Koskela

'Top End Bugi' at Koskela showcases 36 incredible bark artworks from three art centres in Arnhem Land.

News

Jardan's Stunning New Perth Showroom Is A Terrazzo Palace!

The champions of modern Australian furniture design open the doors on their first West Coast flagship.

Food

Julia's Salmon + Potato Spring Salad With Yoghurt Dressing

A versatile salad of salmon, potatoes and vibrant zesty greens from Julia Busuttil Nishimura.
Julia Busuttil Nishimura

Shopping

Create Your Own Salon Wall With These Affordable, Vintage-Inspired Artworks

Interior designer and stylist Jono Fleming pioneers a new affordable art alternative, with the launch of his limited-edition, stretched-canv...
Sasha Gattermayr

Homes

A Local Post Office Transformed Into A Meaningful Family Home

How photographer Alexandrena Parker, and carpenter Michael Riseley, turned a rundown former post office in Beaconsfield Upper, Victoria, int...

Sustainable Homes

A Sustainable Inner-Suburban Home, Designed To Be Deconstructed + Reused

Rammed earth and recycled timber come together in this creekside Melbourne home by Breathe Architecture.

Homes

A Creative Couple's Lovingly Renovated 1950's Home

Lucy Spartalis and Alastair Innes of She Takes Pictures He Makes Films share their renovated 1950s home in Victoria’s Dandenong Ranges.
Lucy Feagins
  4 hours ago

Interiors

A Spectacular, Art-Filled Home In Melbourne's Outer Suburbs

Interior design extraordinaire Chelsea Hing conducts a sweeping transformation of this sprawling family home in the Victorian suburb of Park...
Sasha Gattermayr

Architecture

An Action-Packed, Compact City Home

A formerly unliveable art deco house in Northcote gets a major overhaul by Rob Kennon Architects.

Building Better

The Best Building Materials For A Sustainable Home

From rammed earth to concrete, which building material is the most environmentally friendly? The answers may surprise you...

Interiors

The Cosy New Australian-Made Sofa Range, Inspired By Togetherness

Jean-Pierre Biasol talks us through his lush new collection of locally manufactured sofas - inspired by the feeling of companionship!
Sasha Gattermayr

Architecture

An Open-Plan Home Partially Inspired By A Hitchcock Film!

Modo Architecture challenge the standard open floor plan in this Melbourne family home – taking partial inspiration from the house featur...
Amelia Barnes
  20 hours ago
CONNECT WITH TDF

The Design Files acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands on which we work, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.

First Nations artists, designers, makers and creative business owners are encouraged to submit their projects for coverage on The Design Files – we would love to hear from you.

Please email us here.