MPavilion 2017 Project
MPavilion is a becoming an iconic Melbourne event that will no doubt sit comfortably alongside others such as Moomba and the AFL Grand Final in years to come.
MPavilion 2017, open from 5 October 2017 – 4 February 2018, is a civic space and a cultural laboratory in which Melbournians are experiment and experience, through the event hub and meeting place.
This year’s MPavilion is the fourth of its kind, designed by Netherlands–based architects Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten of OMA. OMA is an international practice and MPavilion 2017 is their first-ever completed Australian architectural commission.
Coolth Inc was engaged by OMA to construct the landscaping, which is an angular, faceted embankment, which forms the back of a semicircular tribune.
Achieving the challenging design was possible thanks to using KHD’s VersiWeb. VersiWeb allowed Coolth Inc to plant 4000 Australian native grasses in a steep slope and formed the sharp edges of the embankment’s geometric pattern. We really love this design.
KHD is passionate about landscaping design and love to push the boundaries when it comes to green infrastructure. Thanks to VersiWeb, Coolth Inc were able to successfully achieve the unique landscaping design required by OMA.
Project Contacts –
Architect – OMA
Landscaper – Coolth Inc