The Naomi Milgrom Foundation has unveiled the designs for its annual MPavilion by Indian architect Bijoy Jain of Studio Mumbai.
Each year a prominent designer creates the temporary events hub and meeting place in Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Gardens.
The 2016 structure will be created using bamboo, stone, earth, and rope, exemplifying the ideals of the craft of building and handmade construction.
The 12m building will feature a roof encased in earth to represent the Australian landscape and will be adorned with an elaborate tower reminiscent of the “tazia” used in Indian ceremonies.
Jain says that the idea is to allow discoveries through visual layers of making, thinking, and seeing. “I wanted to create a space that connects the entire culture of the land,” he said.
The architect describes the tower or “tazia” as an imaginary building that extends deep into the stars – a structure through which you can see other dimensions.
According to the Naomi Milgrom Foundation, the pavilion is a gesture that reflects Jain’s interest in the connection between sky, earth, and the shared gravity that connects all of humanity.