Experimental Thai architect to design Melbourne's MPavilion
The Naomi Milgrom Foundation has announced Bangkok-based practice All Zone has been commissioned to design the 2022 Mpavilion in Melbourne (Australia), to be installed at the Queen Victoria Gardens from 17 November 2022.
The commission coincides with the 70th anniversary of the establishment of Australia-Thailand diplomatic relations. Thai ambassador to Australia Busadee Santipitaks said, “The Royal Thai Embassy will work closely with MPavilion and the Thai community to promote the spirit of creativity and active engagement as part of our 70th anniversary celebrations.”
All Zone is known for its innovative approaches to architecture, particularly in reusing and recycling local materials.
Notable projects include Thailand’s first contemporary art museum, MAIIAM, in Chiang Mai, completed in 2016, as well as its various installations and exhibitions, such as the “Set the Controls to the Heart of the Sun” installation for the Sharjah Architecture Triennial, and the Marmalade Sky inhalation for Wonderfruit Festival in Thailand. All Zone's work has also been featured in international exhibitions including the Vitra Design Museum 2017, Triennale di Milano 2018 and Echigo-Tsumori Triennale 2018.
Read more about their work and approach in the full article from ArchitectureAU.
Image: Installation at Echigo-Tsumari Triennale 2018, All Zone.