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MPavilion announces 2016 architect Bijoy Jain

The Naomi Milgrom Foundation has announced the commission for the third annual MPavilion has been awarded to acclaimed Indian architect Bijoy Jain of Studio Mumbai.

MPavilion announces 2016 architect Bijoy Jain


February 9th, 2016

Mumbai-born Bijoy Jain is the founder of Studio Mumbai. The esteemed architect develops projects through careful consideration of place and practice, drawing on traditional skills, local building techniques and materials and an ingenuity arising from limited resources.

Jain has had his work presented at the XII Venice Biennale and Victoria & Albert Museum and recently was awarded the Grande Medaille d’Or from the Academie D’Architecture in Paris (2014). Highly recognised for building architecture that contains the life of its environment, the studio’s commended projects include Copper House II, Palmyra House, Ahmedabad House and Saat Rasta.

Jain is currently working on a weaving workshop in India – Ganka Maki Textile Studio; a multi-activity hotel space – Onomichi Community Center in Japan; and a hotel wellness center in France.


Naomi Milgrom AO, Chair of Naomi Milgrom Foundation who commissioned Bijoy Jain believes that he is one of the world’s most fascinating architects.

“His approach to design reflects a deep concern for craft, sustainability and community,” she says. “Studio Mumbai’s work inspires us all to reconsider the way we design and continues MPavilion’s interest in collaboration and global connectedness.”

Commenting on his commission for the MPavilion 2016, Studio Mumbai founder and principal Bijoy Jain says that he is honoured to be commissioned by the Naomi Milgrom Foundation to design the next MPavilion in Melbourne.

“I want it to be a symbol of the elemental nature of communal structures,” he explains. “Like Naomi, I see MPavilion as a place of engagement: a space to discover the essentials of the world – and of oneself.”

MPavilion 2016 will be presented free to the public from 5 October 2016 until 5 February 2017.


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