Future Homes at MPavilion


Melbourne is proudly Australia’s ‘most liveable city’ – but how can we best accommodate a doubling of the population without doubling the footprint of the city? Join the OVGA at MPavilion on 13 February for a lively discussion on how we can face Melbourne’s housing challenges.


Andrew Mackenzie will lead a range of experts from urban design, economic, academic and government perspectives to explore the future challenges across these areas. Wild speculation, utopian visions and practical solutions are all welcome as we ask what do we need to consider now to ensure future Melbourne is an equitable, delightful place?

The discussion will be introduced with the announcement of the Future Homes Competition. Run by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and the Office of the Victorian Government Architect (OVGA), the design competition calls on the best architects to produce exemplar apartment designs to support better developments in Melbourne’s suburbs. To keep Melbourne as one of the most liveable places in the world, we need to ensure future apartment designs are world-leading in design, sustainability and liveability. 

MPavilion is a temporary summer pavilion in the gardens of central Melbourne, which aims to foster discussion and debate about the role design, architecture and culture have in creating cities that are liveable, creative and equitable.

The discussion will take place on Thursday 13 February at MPavilion in Queen Victoria Gardens, from 6:15pm - 7:30pm. It is free to attend and further information is here External link.

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