pritzker laureate glenn murcutt to design melbourne's 2019 MPavilion
 

pritzker laureate glenn murcutt to design melbourne's 2019 MPavilion

pritzker laureate glenn murcutt will design the 2019 MPavilion — the temporary structure erected annually in melbourne’s queen victoria gardens. the announcement comes as the 2018 edition, designed by barcelona’s carme pinós closed on february 17, having received more than 133,000 visitors and hosting 520 free events over 139 days. arguably australia’s most recognized architect, murcutt is internationally respected for his environmentally sensitive and distinctly australian architecture. his most significant works include the australian islamic centre, undertaken in equal collaboration with hakan elevli, and the donaldson house in new south wales.

glenn murcutt mpavilion 2019
portrait of glenn murcutt
image by anthony browell

 

 

the news was announced by the naomi milgrom foundation, an organization that supports art, design, and architecture projects — including the MPavilion. ‘I’m thrilled to be working with glenn murcutt,’ says naomi milgrom. ‘he’s been at the forefront of contemporary architecture for decades with groundbreaking designs that are sensitive to landscape and cross-cultural collaboration. quintessentially australian and ahead of his time, glenn’s thoughtfulness about people, place making and the environment continues to inspire us all.’

glenn murcutt mpavilion 2019
australian islamic centre, melbourne | read more on designboom here
image by anthony browell

 

 

‘it’s extraordinary what naomi has achieved with MPavilion,’ adds glenn murcutt. ‘she’s one of the great people in this country for supporting the arts, and more than just art but architecture, with a special understanding of city life. MPavilion is an interesting and assiduous project, and I’m honored to be commissioned.’ MPavilion 2019 will open free to the public on november 12, 2019. in the meantime, take a look at some of murcutt’s best known projects below.

glenn murcutt mpavilion 2019
donaldson house, palm beach peninsula, NSW | read more on designboom here
image by anthony browell

glenn murcutt mpavilion 2019
boyd centre, riversdale south coast, NSW
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glenn murcutt mpavilion 2019
mange house, bingie bingie south, NSW
image by anthony browell

glenn murcutt mpavilion 2019
short house, north coast, NSW
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glenn murcutt mpavilion 2019
simpson-lee house, mt wilson blue mountains, NSW
image by anthony browell

glenn murcutt mpavilion 2019
walsh house, kangaroo valley, NSW
image by anthony browell

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