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Amanda Levete, temporary pavilion, MPavilion, Melbourne, LED lights, green lighting, temporary structures, green architecture, llightweight materials, carbon fiber, composite materials

The cluster will be located in Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Gardens and is expected to create an engaging environment dominated by movement, light and sound. The stems will be made fromcarbon fiber and will conceal all the electrical wiring, with speakers embeded in the forms. Composite materials will be used for the lightweight petals. Material specialist mouldCAM was brought in to collaborate with Levete on the fabrication of the project and integrate nautical engineering solutions into the structure.

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The movement of the structure is meant to accentuate the temporary character of the pavilion and remind visitors that architecture doesn’t have to look and function as a conventional building. The 2015 MPavilion, which is Australia’s answer to the London’s annualSerpentine Gallery Pavilion, will open in October and will act as a cultural venue until February 2016.

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