MAAT - Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology
Lisbon is working on a visionary and exciting museum project, with new concepts and environments.
Still under construction, planned to open in the summer of 2016, The Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT) is aiming to bring a new way of urban culture in Lisbon.
Designed by British architect Amanda Levete, the new museum will include renovated facilities from the existing Central Tejo power station in Lisbon, and offering environmental and energy issues as part of her project. It will be of course, on the waterfront, and fighting to be a culture institution of the quality seen in major European cities. It will have almost 3000 square meters for exhibitions and events, a restaurant, and it will be possible to walk over the undulating shell-shaped building of curved lines. A public space will be created by an exterior staircase that will descend into the water.
The future museum in Lisbon will be unique in the world, since no other crosses the disciplines of art, architecture and technologies - it will show the relationship between the three, through a contemporary, innovative and international programming.