Informed by context and place, all(zone)’s MPavilion 2022 commission walks a fine line between temporary and durable.
Now located in Melbourne’s NGV Gardens, MPavilion looks to celebrate outdoor living following the onset of the pandemic. The practice endeavoured to work with fabrics that would create a light environment, with three integrated layers of fabric utilised.
The roof, akin to a fishing net, allows for the pavilion to serve as a beacon from a distance. The transparent membrane in the centre catches rain and shields occupants from the weather, while the waffle of colour fabric is a loosely-hung ceiling that permeates the gentle breeze.
The vibrant installation seeks to house the public life of the city, and is designed to be wonderfully temporary. As put by all(zone):
“As life does not last forever, why should our buildings? The MPavilion intends to explore the aspect of architecture that could embrace a lighter and more casual spirit to become even more sustainable and engaging.”