Glenn Murcutt unveils minimal MPavilion topped with linear "lantern" roof

A slender, translucent roof overhangs this year’s MPavilion, which Australian architect Glenn Murcutt has installed in Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Gardens.

Pritzker Prize-winning Murcutt has designed the sixth annual summer commission, which was unveiled in Melbourne this week.

This year’s MPavilion is described as a “sleek and adaptable” shelter that rests lightly on the landscape.

It is distinguished by its large overhanging roof that is covered in a translucent fabric, and conceals LED lighting so that it can glow softly like a lantern at night.

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