bijoy jain commissioned to design melbourne's third annual MPavilion
 
bijoy jain commissioned to design melbourne's third annual MPavilion
feb 08, 2016

bijoy jain commissioned to design melbourne's third annual MPavilion


bijoy jain commissioned to design melbourne’s third annual MPavilion
image by timothy burgess

 

 

 

the naomi milgrom foundation has announced that the third annual MPavilion will be designed by indian architect bijoy jain of studio mumbai. the news came after the 2015 structure — designed by amanda levete — closed following its four month stay in melbourne’s queen victoria gardens. ‘bijoy jain is one of the world’s most fascinating architects,’ said naomi milgrom, chair of the naomi milgrom foundation. ‘his approach to design reflects a deep concern for craft, sustainability and community. studio mumbai’s work inspires us all to reconsider the way we design and continues MPavilion’s interest in collaboration and global connectedness.’

 

 


bijoy jain reacts to his commission by the naomi milgrom foundation

 

 

 

bijoy jain’s best known projects include ‘copper house II’, ‘palmyra house’, ‘ahmedabad house’ and ‘saat rasta’. jain is currently working on a weaving workshop in india – ganka maki textile studio; a multi-activity hotel space – onomichi community center in japan; and a hotel wellness center in france.I’m honored to be commissioned by the naomi milgrom foundation to design the next MPavilion in melbourne,’ commented bijoy jain on receiving the commission. ‘I want it to be a symbol of the elemental nature of communal structures. like naomi, I see MPavilion as a place of engagement: a space to discover the essentials of the world – and of oneself.’

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copper house II by studio mumbai

 

 

 

during its four month stay, the 2015 edition worked with more than 342 cultural institutions to develop a free cultural program and contributed to numerous festivals and public events. in total, the design hosted 40 talks and public lectures; 52 music performances; 60 public workshops; and 53 educational events focused on contemporary design and architecture. MPavilion 2016 will be presented free to the public from october 5, 2016 until february 5, 2017.

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copper house II by studio mumbai

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ahmedabad residence by studio mumbai 

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ganka maki textile studio by studio mumbai 

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ganka maki textile studio by studio mumbai 

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MPavilion 2015, by amanda levete of AL_A / image by richard powers
see more of the project on designboom here

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