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Last edited 20 Nov 2020
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The 38,000 sq. m riverside site consists of a sprawling public space and the gallery itself, with its undulating roof designed to allow visitors to walk over and under, as well as through the building, while offering panoramic views.
(Image copyright Francisco Nogueira)
Taking inspiration from Portugal's rich tradition of craft and ceramics, the complex facade is created by almost 15,000 three-dimensional crackle-glazed tiles that reflect the water, light and shadow. The overhanging roof also creates shade and is used to reflect sunlight off the water and into the building.
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António Mexia, CEO of EDP Group and Chairman of EDP Foundation, said: “MAAT will restore the historic connection between the city and the water. It will be a hub for attracting people who come here to enjoy art and architecture. More than that, however, it will draw people from the heart of the city to the panoramic views along the Tagus estuary, a riverfront area that has long been neglected, but thanks to MAAT, will become a vibrant new destination within Lisbon."
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