MPavilion 2017 at Monash University

Architect: OMA Rem Koolhaas & David Gianotten 2018

Further Afield | F11

Building Description

MPavilion 2017 at Monash University is a civic space, cultural laboratory and event hub at Clayton. Designed by Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten of world-renowned Dutch architectural practice OMA, MPavilion 2017 represents OMA’s first-ever completed project in Australia. Taking its cues from the ancient amphitheatre, it blurs the lines between inside and outside, bringing to life a contemporary and flexible space that can function as both stage and playground. The sheltered structure comprises two grandstands within a circular amphitheatre and a rotatable tribune, that transforms the pavilion from an intimate enclosure to an outdoor stage. It is embedded into the landscape which comprises berms that provide an effective noise and visual buffer to the surrounding context, insulating the 24 x 24 metre space within. An aluminium-clad, steel ceiling grid adorned with lighting provides further opportunities to define and activate the space, and supports a translucent all-weather roof. MPavilion is an initiative of the Naomi Milgrom Foundation and is supported by the City of Melbourne, the Victorian State Government and ANZ. The Pavilion was relocated in 2018 from its temporary site in Queen Victoria Gardens to Monash Clayton with assistance from The Naomi Milgrom Foundation, City of Melbourne and Monash University.

What's On

MPavilion 2017 at Monash University is open access throughout the day. We recommend visiting between your tours of the nearby Learning and Teaching Building and the Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts.


26 Ancora Imparo Way, Monash University Clayton Campus, Clayton VIC

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