AL_A, the studio of British architect Amanda Levete, has revealed renders for MPavilion 2015, structure to be commissioned as part of Melbourne’s architecture commission and design event.
MPavilion was launched by the Naomi Milgrom Foundation in 2014 as a series of four annual commissions. Every year for four years, the organisation is commissioning an outstanding architect to create a temporary pavilion for Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Gardens.
AL_A will use the latest technology in nautical engineering to create the sensation of a forest canopy in Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Gardens.
Amanda Levete said: “Our MPavilion 2015 is designed to create the sensation of a forest canopy, made up of seemingly fragile, translucent petals supported by impossibly slender columns that sway gently in the breeze.
“By exploiting the temporary nature of the pavilion form, our design subverts the norms of immovable. It embraces and amplifies such distinctions, so that it speaks in response to the weather, and moves with the wind rather than trying to keep it at bay.”
MPavilion 2015 will be presented to the public in Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Gardens from October 6, 2015 until February 7, 2016. It will also be the site of a four-month program of free events.