Il fiume Tago è l’ispiratore del museo disegnato da Amanda Levete e dal suo studio AL_A , per riconnettere il tessuto storico di Lisbona con il suo fiume, per molto tempo separati della ferrovia e della strada ad alto scorrimento, sfruttando la morfologia del sito e creando 7000 metri quadrati di spazio pubblico, in dialogo tra patrimonio culturale e futuro della città contemporanea (© Melania Bisegna).

MAAT LISBONA, Amanda Levete #maat  #amandalevete #ala #tempodacqua #thetimeofwater

MAAT, with an expressive architectonic language, rises from the ground with zoomorphic forms and affords us new overviews of Lisbon and the Tagus River. The roof is designed as an outdoor room with 7,000 m2, and linked to the ground by soft slopes that transform it into a large square (© Francisco Nogueira).

Amanda Levete CBE is a RIBA Stirling Prize winning architect and founder and principal of AL_A, an international award-winning design and architecture studio. Since its formation in 2009, AL_A has refined an intuitive and strategic approach to design. Recently completed projects include the Victoria & Albert Museum Exhibition Road Quarter (2017) in London; MAAT (2016), a Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology in Lisbon; Central Embassy (2017), a 1.5 million sq ft luxury shopping mall and hotel in Bangkok; and a 13-hectare media campus masterplan and a 37,700m2 headquarters building for Sky (2016) in London. Ongoing commissions around the world include the transformation of the flagship Galleries Lafayette department store on Boulevard Haussmann in Paris; a new centre for the cancer care charity Maggie’s in Southampton; two new buildings for Wadham College at the University of Oxford; and the Monte St Angelo subway station in Naples.