MPavilion 2022(region) live by all
MPavilon 2022 now open to the public, it welcomes visitors under a vibrant, textured canopy designed by all(zone), Rachaporn Choochuey’s Bangkok-based studio. Experiments with materials and forms used for the first time Australia, the female-led team has created an exciting and entertaining space where visitors can interact with the thought-provoking and diverse programming that enters the ninth season of MPavilion. waffle-like fabric mansion It was designed to celebrate nature, particularly the lush environment at Queen Victoria Gardens in Melbourne and will be on view from Thursday 8 December 2022 to Thursday 6 April 2023.
MPavilion 2022 invites its visitors under a bright orange textured canopy | image courtesy of MPavilion (head image courtesy of the Naomi Milgrom Foundation)
a pancake-like pattern made of colored fabrics
MPavilion by all(zone) exploding like a splash of color in the green park (find more here), has a three-layer canopy that explores the potential of fabrics and tensile architecture. The outer layer is made of fishing nets, which gives the structure an eye-catching texture that defines its profile from afar.
The middle layer of the canopy is made of STFE membrane from French manufacturer Serge Ferrari. This fabric is as transparent as glass, but ten times lighter, reducing glare and making MPavilion weatherproof. Finally, the bottom layer presents a waffle-like pattern of 48 individual sections of colored fabric that moves with the wind and filters the light, giving the feeling of resting under the trees.
pancake-like fabric pavilion designed to celebrate nature | Image courtesy of all(zone) via @allzone.official
‘It has been an incredible journey to work with so many talented people on the MPavilion project. MPavilion is special because although it is called a temporary pavilion, it is actually even more complex than a building. Engineering and manufacturing has been a big step forward for us in understanding the possibilities of fabric-based architecture.’ Shares all(zone) Design Director Rachaporn Choochuey.
When I first met Rachaporn and her design team, I immediately realized that we shared our shared goals of leveraging architecture and design to make the world a better place in the future. Focusing on solutions for upcycling and reusing buildings, spaces and materials, (all)zone’s light interventions complement MPavilion’s vision to strengthen the dialogue on how design and architecture can help create better cities for the people who live in it.’ Adds Naomi Milgrom AC, founder of the Naomi Milgrom Foundation and commissioner of the MPavilion project.
pancake-like pattern allows natural light to penetrate the canopy | image courtesy of MPavilion
pavilion gives visitors a feeling of rest under the trees | image courtesy of MPavilion