News: AL_A to design pavilion in Queen Victoria Gardens in Melbourne, AustraliaPosted by ala | April 9 2015
MPavilion is a unique architecture commission and design event for Melbourne. A new temporary pavilion is commissioned each year from a leading architect. Each structure takes shape in the Queen Victoria Gardens housing talks, workshops, performances and installations from October 2015 until February 2016.
AL_A’s design will respond to the climate and landscape, exploiting the temporary nature of the pavilion form to produce a structure that speaks in response to the weather. Rooting the pavilion in its parkland setting, the pavilion will create the sensation of a forest canopy in the heart of the city that gives shelter to a program of events. AL_A have a long history of working with boat builders and will work with an Australian yacht fabricator to employ the boundary-pushing technology of composite materials to create the canopy.
Naomi Milgrom AO, founder of the MPavilion series said “The 2015 MPavilion will be a very different temporary pavilion for the beautiful Queen Victoria Gardens. Our commission and four-month program of free events allows Melbourne to connect with the best local and international architects, and creative minds. Amanda has designed a thought provoking space for the public to enjoy throughout summer”
The design will be unveiled in July and details of the programme will be announced in August and September.