Timelapse Movie Shows off MAAT

Timelapse movie by Alejandro Villanueva captures MAAT in action

March 9 2017

A movie by videographer Alejandro Villanueva captures the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT), Lisbon, in motion.

Blending structure into landscape, MAAT is designed to allow visitors to walk over, under and through the building that sits beneath a gently expressed arch – one of the oldest forms in western architecture.

Building on Portugal’s rich tradition of craft and ceramics, almost 15,000 three-dimensional crackle glazed tiles articulate the façade and produce a complex surface that gives mutable readings of water, light and shadow. The overhanging roof that creates welcome shade is used to bounce sunlight off the water and into the building.

MAAT focuses on contemporary culture through a combination of visual arts and media, architecture and city, technology and science, society and thought. Committed to creating an environment in which diverse audiences can access contemporary art through educational programs and special events, the EDP Foundation’s new museum is a space for discovery, critical thinking and international dialogue with its unique heritage, an expanding Portuguese art collection and an innovative exhibition programme.

Watch the film here.