MPavilion makes Dezeen’s Top 10 pavilions for 2019!

John Gollings

Looking at the appeal of temporary structures from around the world, one of the most popular design publications—Dezeen—has released its annual line up of outstanding pavilions. And we’re ecstatic to share that the 2019 MPavilion, designed by Glenn Murcutt, made the cut!

“Australian architect Glenn Murcutt placed a large, translucent roof on top of a minimal steel structure to create this year’s MPavilion in Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Gardens.

“The roof conceals LED lighting, allowing the structure to glow at night like a lantern. Murcutt designed the pavilion as a “sleek and adaptable” shelter that can be easily dismantled,” says Daria Casalini.

Other pavilions on the list range from the delicate to the hi-tech…

Stone 27 by Benjamin Langholz

Created for the music festival Burning Man, Stone 27 features a central pillar with steel column supports, while basalt rocks provide the stone steps of the project’s namesake.

Photo by Benjamin Langholz


Module+ by Nguyen Khac Phuoc Architects and Dang + Partners

An ethereal building on the side of a lake, Module+ uses over 2,000 modular wooden components, slotted together to create a peaceful place of retreat for farmers.

Photo by Trieu Chien.


The Colour Palace by Yinka Ilori and Pricegore

Featuring colourful tiles from Lagos in Africa, The Colour Palace is an exploration of strong geometric forms, set up in a temporary pavilion outside Dulwich Picture Gallery in London.

Photo by Adam Scott


BUGA Fibre Pavilion by University of Stuttgart

Pushing the boundaries of technology, the BUGA Fibre Pavilion has been created by robots out of a fibre-composite material, with a distinctly bug-like wing shape.

Photo via University of Stuttgart


The Room for Archaeologists and Kids by Studio Tom Emerson and Taller 5

Fusing functionality and beauty, The Room for Archeologists and Kids provides shelter over the site of an archaeological dig, as well as being a statement within on the land.

Photo by Géraldine Recker


We also made designboom’s list of best pavilions for 2019!

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.