John Gollings


The 2015 MPavilion, opens today at the Queen Victoria Gardens in Melbourne, Australia. This is the second temporary pavilion to be commissioned by the Naomi Milgrom Foundation, a nonprofit organization that aims to encourage and support public architecture and design projects. This year's MPavilion, by London-based studio, AL_A, creates a forest canopy-like feel using materials generally utilized in the aerospace industry. The 13-foot-high carbon fiber columns are topped with 13 large and 30 small, 10 to 16.5-foot-wide translucent petals that sway with the breeze, creating a relaxing environment for visitors and passers-by. Each of the petals have been fitted with LED lighting that put on a musically synchronized light show every day after sunset. 

John Gollings

Australian architect Sean Godsell designed last year's inaugural MPavilion, which was a steel structure with an automated outer skin that shielded visitors from the harsh rays of the sun. The temporary pavilion was open to the public from Oct. 2014 to Feb. 2015.

John Gollings

The 2015 MPavilion will be open until Feb. 7, 2016, and is set to host more than 200 free events during this time. Watch the drone video below to get a closer view of the temporary structure.