Glenn Murcutt on his completed design for MPavilion 2019

“The idea of design, that whole process of visualising and bringing everything down to an absolutely simple level… down to every detail.” – Glenn Murcutt

Discover where Glenn Murcutt, Australia’s preeminent architect, drew inspiration for the design of the new MPavilion. We sat down with Glenn on-site in the Queen Victoria Gardens and spoke about his thought processes for what defines a pavilion, and eventually informed the final lantern-like design of the 2019 Pavilion. Glenn is well known for his simple and elegant design solutions, always considering sustainability and site orientation – it was no different when designing this new meeting place that will house open air concerts, talks, exhibtions, and even fashion shows.



Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the Yaluk-ut Weelam as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. Yaluk-ut Weelam means ‘people of the river camp’ and is connected with the coastal land at the head of Port Phillip Bay, extending from the Werribee River to Mordialloc. The Yaluk-ut Weelam are part of the Boon Wurrung, one of the five major language groups of the greater Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.