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10.10.2018

The Stunning MPavilion is Officially Opened, Showcasing Abodo's Vulcan Screening

The stunning new MPavilion was officially opened this week, showcasing the striking lines of Vulcan eco-timber screening.

The stunning new MPavilion was officially opened this week – it’s the fifth in the ongoing series of temporary structures in the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, this time designed by Barcelona-based architect Carme Pinós of Estudio Carme Pinós.

Carme is celebrated internationally for her interests in urban liveability and inclusivity, as well as experimentation and poetic, experiential design.

She had a strong vision for the pavilion, based on its location amongst nature, how it would be a place of activity and connection, and its backdrop against the Melbourne skyline.

The same material, Vulcan Screening, was used for the roof and the walls, blending at deceptively clever angles to make the legs and roof. Vulcan Screening is made from sustainably sourced, FSC® certified eco-timber – and is a fitting choice for a structure that celebrates nature, people and beauty for a lifetime.

The MPavilion is installed in the Royal Botanic Gardens for a period of several months, after which time it is then gifted to another organisation. Past pavilions have been gifted to Monash University, Melbourne Zoo and the Hellenic Museum.

The pavilion, so beautifully and thoughtfully designed, gives the people of Melbourne a place to come together for a wide variety of activities.

In the words of Carme Pinós – it’s a place that is very sensitive to the changes in nature, where people can observe the rain, see the change of light and movement of shadows, and opens up to the garden and the view. Each moment in the pavilion will be different.

  • Timber distributor - Britton Timbers Australia
  • MPavilion photography - John Gollings
  • Timber finish by Resene

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