Tadao Ando to design this year’s MPavilion: his first project in Australia

The pavilion is still top secret, but Ando promises that it will leave an indelible memory in people’s hearts.

Japanese architect Tadao Ando will design this year MPavilion, the annual architecture commission chosen by the Naomi Milgrom Foundation. The pavilion for the Queen Victoria Gardens, in Melbourne’s Southbank Arts Precinct, Australia, will host different cultural events and activities, including workshops and performances.

No image of the project has yet been revealed, but the Pritzker Prize winning architect and Domus Guest Editor 2021 describes it as “eternal, not in material or structure, but in the memory of a landscape that will continue to live in people's hearts”.

“Each year, MPavilion commissions architects with a unique design language and social purpose and gives them complete freedom to realize their vision,” said Naomi Milgrom, the foundation’s founder.

The project will be unveiled in May and will be open to the public from November 16th.

Opening Image: Tadao Ando, photo by Christopher Schriner via Wikimedia Commons

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