The Naomi Milgrom Foundation has unveiled the design for MPavilion 2018, the fifth MPavilion in an ongoing series, by Barcelona-based architect Carme Pinós of Estudio Carme Pinós. The sharp design reveals an open civic space that invites interaction as well as a discourse between people, design, nature and the city.
Carme's sculptural design incorporates floating planes resting at angles on elevated points within the park, connecting the MPavilion to the city. The structure's interconnected shapes bring to mind folded materials like origami. Dissolving the lines between architecture and urbanism, an ease of relationships is suggested-material, environmental and human.
"Carme Pinós's philosophy of community closely aligns with MPavilion's own mission to facilitate meaningful dialogue about the role of design and architecture, and what it means to foster socially inclusive cities in the context of design and the built environment," commented Naomi Milgrom AO, founder of the Naomi Milgrom Foundation. "I'm excited to see Carme's MPavilion come to life, and to also see the new collaborations and discussions that unfold through her vision."
The design for MPavilion 2018 is an open geometric configuration assembled in two distinct halves supported by a central steel portal frame. Two surfaces of timber latticework intersect with each other to form the pavilion's roof. An altered topography forms three mounds that incorporate seating, allowing a multitude of community-focused experiences: dynamic, spontaneous and collective.
"MPavilion 2018 is a place for people to experience with all their senses-to establish a relationship with nature, but also a space for social activities and connections," Pinós said. "Whenever I can, I design places where movements and routes intersect and exchange, spaces where people identify as part of a community, but also feel they belong to universality."
Pinós's design has inspired MPavilion's program themes which include: building communities, fostering inclusive cities, women in leadership, visual languages: fashion and architecture, regional contexts, and landscape and nature.
Images: Courtesy of Estudio Carme Pinós