A soaring nine metre-high pink pavilion, inspired by the Sidney Myer Music Bowl and adorned with 1350 hand-folded fuchsia-coloured blooms, has been revealed by John Wardle Architects at NGV International.
Designed in Collingwood, assembled in Laverton North and built in Melbourne, the ephemeral structure is entirely Melbourne-made and, over spring and summer, will play host to live music performances, panel talks, kids’ activities, picnics and more.
The pavilion will flood visitors in glittering, kaleidoscopic pink light as they stand under an 18 metre-wide translucent canopy of origami-like folded polypropylene, regarded as the world’s most sustainable and recyclable material and more commonly used to produce Australia’s polymer banknotes.
The Summer Architecture Commission is a new annual project at the NGV which invites designers and architects to produce an ephemeral structure or installation for NGV International’s Grollo Equiset Garden.
The 2015 Summer Architecture Commission: John Wardle Architects is on public display from 24 September 2015 – 1 May 2016.