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MAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon, 2016

The MAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon is a new cultural venue and space for debate, discovery, critical thinking and international dialogue within  the EDP Foundation’s 38.000 sq. metre campus on the banks of the Tejo River. The project brings together a new kunsthall building, designed by Amanda Levete Architects (AL_A), and the modernised Tejo Power Station, an example of early 20th century Portuguese industrial architecture, and one of the most visited museums in the country, dedicated to science. The Turbine Hall in the Tejo Power Station, (270 sq. metres with a 9-metre ceiling height), has a 200 person capacity for theatre and conference presentations. The two buildings will be united by an outdoor park along Lisbon’s riverbank, by landscape architect Vladimir Djurovik. The campus will be completed in March 2017.

The MAAT has four galleries – Oval Room, Main Gallery, Video Room and Project Room with 3000 sq. metres of exhibition space. The MAAT cultural programme will present national and international exhibitions with contributions from contemporary artists, architects and thinkers. the EDP Foundation’s Art Collection will present diverse curatorial views contemplating current themes and trends. The new building opens to the public on October 5th with a large-scale work conceived for the space by French artist Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster.

MAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology. Av. Brasília, Central Tejo, 1300-598 Lisboa.  t. (+351) 210 028 130  e. maat@edp.pt

Open 12.00pm – 8.00pm. Closed on Tuesdays. Administration: Monday- Friday, 9.00am – 6.00pm.

Images: Visualisation of MAAT © Amanda Levete Architects (AL_A)


About jeh

Jeremy Hunt is Director of the AAJ Press (Art & Architecture Journal / Press) – a writer and consultant on art and public space


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