“An architect is like a film director,” Carme Pinos likes to say. “We direct experiences.”
The Spanish architect is the latest to “direct” Melbourne’s annual MPavilion, which launches in October.
For the fifth MPavilion, Pinos’ folding forms bow towards each other, almost in reflection. A corner tip from each wing rests lightly on a grass mound. The latticed timber roofs are like a woven fan allowing nature – sun and rain – to be observed through its transparent polycarbonate material.
Commenting on her commission for MPavilion 2018, Carme said: “It is my honour and pleasure to have this opportunity to design a new pavilion for the Naomi Milgrom Foundation. It is a great responsibility to create a unique place in this special park with views over Melbourne—a city to which I have deep attachments. I am inspired by the fact that this new project will become a cultural destination for the city.”
Sitting opposite the NGV on St Kilda Road, Pinos’ iteration of the temporary pavilion, the design for which was unveiled this week, will frame the dual backdrops of a distant city skyline and the Queen Victoria Gardens.