The Naomi Milgrom Foundation has released the design for MPavilion 2018, the fifth MPavilion in an ongoing series by Spanish architect Carme Pinos. 

Pinos’s angular folding design reveals an open civic space that invites interaction as well as a discourse between people, design, nature and the city. Celebrating Pinos’s design philosophy, which advocates building communities, inclusivity and universal connection, the pavilion will be a sensorial summer experience built in the Queen Victoria Gardens.

The design for MPavilion 2018 is an open geometric configuration assembled in two distinct halves, supported by a central steel portal frame. Two surfaces of timber latticework intersect with each other to form the pavilion’s roof, and an altered topography forms three mounds that incorporate seating. 

The structure’s interconnected shapes bring to mind folded materials like origami. Dissolving the lines between architecture and urbanism, an ease of relationships is suggested—material, environmental and human.

“MPavilion 2018 is a place for people to experience with all their senses – to establish a relationship with nature, but also a space for social activities and connections,” says Pinos. 

“Whenever I can, I design places where movements and routes intersect and exchange, spaces where people identify as part of a community, but also feel they belong to universality.” 

Pinos will speak at the Living Cities Forum 2018 – Shaping Society, presented by the Naomi Milgrom Foundation, on Thursday 26 July at Deakin Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne.