Indian architect Bijoy Jain (pictured), founder and principal of Studio Mumbai, will design Melbourne’s MPavilion 2016.
The project is a temporary pavilion for the Queen Victoria Gardens, located in the centre of the city’s Southbank Arts Precinct.
MPavilion will be an event hub, a meeting place and "an invitation to experiment", where creative collaborators gather together to present a free, four-month program of talks, workshops and performances from October to February.
MPavilion is commissioned by the Naomi Milgrom Foundation, a non-profit organisation that hopes to initiate and support great public design and architecture projects.
Speaking in Melbourne recently, Bijoy Jain said: "I’m honoured to be commissioned by the Naomi Milgrom Foundation to design the next MPavilion.
"I want it to be a symbol of the elemental nature of communal structures. Like Naomi, I see MPavilion as a place of engagement: a space to discover the essentials of the world, and of oneself."
Naomi Milgrom said: "I want to initiate truly inspirational cultural, design and architectural projects that just wouldn’t happen otherwise.
"I am also excited to be initiating these projects through new public-private partnerships and collaborations."
Jain’s MPavilion design will be revealed later this year. For now he says, "I’m enjoying the open expansiveness to what this pavilion can be."
Image via http://www.mpavilion.org