The Naomi Milgrom Foundation has announced the commission for the sixth annual MPavilion has been awarded to Pritzker Prize-winning Australian architect Glenn Murcutt.
“It’s extraordinary what Naomi has achieved with MPavilion. She’s one of the great people in this country for supporting the arts, and more than just art but architecture, with a special understanding of city life. MPavilion is an interesting and assiduous project, and I’m honoured to be commissioned,” says Murcutt.
As Australia’s most recognised architect, Murcutt is a recipient of the Pritzker Architecture Prize and is internationally respected for his environmentally sensitive, distinctly Australian architecture.
His most significant works include the Australian Islamic Centre, Melbourne undertaken in equal collaboration with architect Hakan Elevli, the Arthur and Yvonne Boyd Education Centre Riversdale Shoalhaven NSW designed equally with architects Wendy Lewin and Reg Lark, the Simpson-Lee House, Mt Wilson NSW, and the Marie Short House, North Coast NSW.
MPavilion is Australia’s leading architecture commission and design event, made possible through the vision of the Naomi Milgrom Foundation and Australian philanthropist Naomi Milgrom AO.
As a philanthropic success story, MPavilion has seen government, business and private sectors collaborate to bring an important new civic space to Melbourne with strong public, industry and educational components, and has received over 480,000 visitors since its inception in 2014.
MPavilion 2019 will open free to the public on 12 November 2019.
For further details, visit www.mpavilion.org