2022 MPavilion design with colorful grids and custom materials revealed in Melbourne

2022 MPavilion design with colorful grids and custom materials revealed in Melbourne,

Bangkok-based architecture studio (region) and MPavilion have unveiled a design for the ninth MPavilion.

This is to push the material boundaries of the bulging canopy structure.

Design Features

Leading the design of the MPavilion is an internationally renowned architect and design director of all (Rachaporn Choochoey)

and the new wing is a stunning orange clad structure.

The MPavilion will open to the public at Queen Victoria Gardens in Melbourne from Thursday 17 November 2022.

As the designers claim, this year’s pavilion emerged as a radically experimental concept playing

with a mix of materials and shapes that will be used for the first time in Australia.

 

2022 MPavilion design with colorful grids and custom materials revealed in Melbourne
2022 MPavilion design with colorful grids and custom materials revealed in Melbourne

 

The studio has created a unique and stimulating space for people to engage with the thought-provoking

and diverse MPavilion programme, with its ninth season approaching as a pivotal part of the city’s cultural calendar.

MPavilion will require audiences to think more deeply about the different ways that materials are used.

We are so excited to be working with all (the region) and Rachaporn’s unique vision is to rethink how design impacts our ways of living and the environment,

and her work will require the public to think more deeply about the different ways materials are used in a sustainable future.

MPavilion will explore the potential of architecture to embrace a lighter, informal spirit

They wanted the MPavilion to be a place where people could meet, enjoy and live in the moment freely.

In a world where they are increasingly faced with a shortage of resources and ever-changing social conditions,

the age of architecture in relation to its physical significance must be re-investigated.

Their design goal for the MPavilion is to explore the potential of architecture to embrace a lighter,

more casual spirit, and to become more sustainable and inviting.

Design material

The MPavilion will be made from layers of bespoke colored mesh and architectural fabrics with a waterproof membrane commonly seen in stadiums.

The film layer is an advanced lightweight mesh produced by the French company Serge Ferrari,

Material is “as transparent as glass but ten times lighter.”

Proposing a barely visible mesh, this material is being used for the first time in Australia,

while allowing light and color to shine through the MPavilion.

It also helps keep the structure weatherproof and reduce its environmental impact.

 

2022 MPavilion design with colorful grids and custom materials revealed in Melbourne
2022 MPavilion design with colorful grids and custom materials revealed in Melbourne

 

2022 MPavilion design with colorful grids and custom materials revealed in Melbourne

All (zone) is working closely with specialist engineering consultancy firm TENSYS with all (zone) and US-

based engineering firm AECOM to apply innovative tensile membranes to the MPavilion design.

Designing the MPavilion will require pushing the boundaries of what is physically and technically possible.

This means creating a structural system that is light, strong and able to withstand the environmental forces of wind and rain,

while not compromising the integrity of Rapachorn’s creative vision.

At the end of the season, the MPavilion 2022 (District) will be moved to a permanent home for community use,

and will be the eighth MPavilion awarded by the Naomi Milgrom Foundation to the public.

Leanne Zilka, a lecturer at RMIT’s School of Architecture and Urban Design and director of ZILKA Studio,

worked with Rachaporn Choochuey on the project,

to help translate the studio’s design into a Melbourne context where there is different fabrication and materials for the organizational climate.

Chulalongkorn in Bangkok, MSAAD from Columbia University and Ph.D.,

in Architecture History from University of Tokyo.

Beginning in 2022, you will become an adjunct visiting professor at Yale University.

Previously, Amanda Levitt designed the 2015 MPavilion with a jungle canopy,

and OMA’s Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten designed a theater-like setting in 2017.

 

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