MPavilion Parkville: A Cultural Gift to the University of Melbourne

MPavilion Parkville, designed by Glenn Murcutt AO, will be a new community space in the heart of the University’s Parkville precinct, hosting an annual program of free cultural events, interventions and installations, designed around key events in the University of Melbourne calendar as well as Melbournian cultural festivals. It will be a space for the University and local communities to come together for events, seminars and dialogue.  

The MPavilion Parkville program will be launched in early 2023. MPavilion Parkville will be available for hire in 2023 by community groups within the City of Melbourne. Please submit queries to:

About MPavilion

The MPavilion 2019 by Glenn Murcutt AO was first presented at Southbank’s Queen Victoria Gardens. Thanks to a generous philanthropic cultural gift from the Naomi Milgrom Foundation, it now has a new home in University Square, on the lands of the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung People of the Eastern Kulin nation.  

Often referenced as Australia’s most famous architect, Glenn is the only Australian recipient of the Pritzker Architecture Prize (2002) and in 2021, received the Praemium Imperiale, a global arts prize awarded annually by the Emperor of Japan. Glenn is internationally recognized for environmentally sensitive and responsible designs with a distinctive Australian character.    

MPavilion is an initiative of the Naomi Milgrom Foundation and is supported by the City of Melbourne and the Victorian State Government through Creative Victoria.  

It is Australia’s leading architecture commission—a cultural laboratory where the community can come together to engage and share. Each year since 2014, the Naomi Milgrom Foundation has commissioned an architect to design a pavilion for the Queen Victoria Gardens. The MPavilion then presents a free program season of cultural events and activations. At the close of each season, the MPavilion is gifted by the Foundation to the people of Victoria and relocated to a new home. Find out more about the 2022 MPavilion, designed by all(zone), at