The design of this year’s MPavilion is an attempt to recreate the experience of being in a forest. British architect Amanda Levete explains:

Our MPavilion 2015 is designed to create the sensation of a forest canopy, made up of seemingly fragile, translucent petals supported by impossibly slender columns that sway gently in the breeze. Under the canopy the light will be dappled and dreamy.

Levete’s intention was to build a pavilion that wouldn’t look like architecture capturing the temporary nature of it. Levete’s studio AL_A will create plant-like structures in Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Gardens featuring carbon fibre stems that move in the wind and translucent petals that glow with LED lights and are made from composite materials. The design also includes speakers to create a soundscape that is experienced when walking through the space.





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