Monday, 05 November 2018
MPavilion 2018: creating community with responsibly sourced timber
This year's MPavilion is especially unique, with timber cladding coming from FSC certificate holders Abodo Wood and Britton Timberes
Since 2014 the Queen Victoria Gardens in Melbourne has hosted the MPavilion, a temporary structure that brings people together as community space as well as a stunning piece of public architecture.
Every year, October through February, since 2014 a new and very different MPavilion has been designed by various world-renowned architects. The 2018 edition of the MPavilion was designed by the influential Carme Pinós of Estudio Carme Pinós. Carme is the first Spanish woman to design a public work in Australia and is celebrated for her architectural design that uses urban liveability, experimentation and inclusivity as inspirations.
The four-month program will see a series of talks, performances,workshops and installations available to the public, allowing people to learn and engage with new ideas.
This year’s edition of the MPavilion is especially unique with two FSC certificate holders providing 100% of the timber cladding used. Pinós used New Zealand based Abodo Wood’s Sustainable, FSC certified Vulcan Screening is the perfect choice of material to reflect a sensitivity to place and the thoughtfulness with which the MPavilion has been designed to celebrate its place in the gardens.
It’s reassuring to know that the MPavilion is made of material that reflects the values of the Forest Stewardship Council and our supporters; creating the spaces and products that we all need, while looking after communities, forests, and species.
Each year,when the time comes to retire the year’s MPavilion to make way for the next iteration,the structure is replanted in a permanent home around Melbourne. Past versions have ended up at Monash University, Melbourne Zoo, Docklands, and Melbourne’s Hellenic Museum. The organisers haven’t yet released the details of MPavilion 2018’s permanent home. But wherever it lands will be very lucky indeed.