OMA To Design The Next MPavilion, Australia!

Feb 27, 2017

Founder Rem Koolhaas and Managing Partner David Gianotten of Dutch firm, Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) will design the fourth annual MPavilion. Commissioned by the Naomi Milgrom Foundation, the 2017 MPavilion will be OMA’s first completed project in Australia.

Located in Melbourne’s historic Queen Victoria Gardens, the MPavilion serves as a design and cultural laboratory that hosts talks, workshops, performances, and installations that are free and open to the public from October to February. The announcement of OMA’s commission comes shortly after the closing of the 2016 MPavilion – a wooden structure by Bijoy Jain of Studio Mumbai. OMA’s design details are still under wraps, as their pavilion will open only on October 3, 2017.

“We are excited to design a cultural heart for [Melbourne]—a space of public engagement that will spark creativity and discussion, and that will act as a theatre for ideas,” Koolhaas and Gianotten remarked in a joint statement.

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