The MPavilion 2022 celebrates outdoor living
The Naomi Milgrom Foundation published the design for it Pavilion 2022 from the Bangkok-based practice all (zone), led by internationally acclaimed architect Rachaporn Choochuey. The renderings show a striking and colorful covered structure that is set to bring the Queen Victoria Gardens to life from 17 November 2022.
Experimenting with materials and shapes is used for the first time in Australiathe architect has created a unique and stimulating space for people to interact with MPavilion’s thought-provoking and diverse programming as it enters its ninth season as a central part of the city’s cultural calendar.
choochuey said: ‘After being locked away for so long, we started the project with the idea of celebrating ‘outdoor living’. We envisioned rays of light flickering through layers of leaves, creating a very relaxing atmosphere – like being under a large tree. We wanted MPavilion to be a place where people can meet, enjoy and live the moment freely. In a world where we are increasingly encountering resource scarcity and ever-changing societal conditions, the lifespan of architecture should be re-examined in relation to its materiality. The intent of our design for MPavilion is to explore the potential of architecture to take on a lighter and more casual spirit and become even more sustainable and engaging.’
The undercoat is reminiscent of the sunlit shimmer of the leaves
for the first time in Australia with state-of-the-art mesh
The MPavilion (see more here) is made from layers of bespoke, colored mesh and architectural fabrics with a waterproof membrane often seen in stadiums. The membrane layer is a state-of-the-art lightweight mesh supplied by a French manufacturer Serge Ferrari that is as transparent as glass but ten times lighter. This barely visible fabric, used for the first time in Australia, allows light and color to shine through the MPavilion while weatherproofing the structure and minimizing its impact on the environment.
Technical engineering advice TENSYS worked with all(zone) (see more here) and AECOM to apply the innovative stretchable membrane to the design of the MPavilion. ‘Such efforts have required pushing the boundaries of what is physically and technologically possible, reinventing materials from around the world in new and innovative ways,‘ said Peter Lim, director of TENSYS.
At the end of the season, all(zone) will move MPavilion 2022 to a permanent home for communal use. It will be the eighth MPavilion given to the public by the Naomi Milgrom Foundation (see more here).
Top view of the covered pavilion that exudes a casual design spirit
Surname: Pavilion 2022
location: Queen Victoria Gardens, Melbourne, Australia
organized by: Naomi Milgrom Foundation
architecture: all (zone)
Lead Architect: Rachaporn Choochuey
Engineering Consulting: TENSYS
Mesh membrane: Serge Ferrari
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edited by: lea zeitoun | design boom