The recent strong gusts of wind have forced MAAT to bring forward the maintenance work scheduled for February.


The new MAAT (Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology Museum) building will be temporarily closed and will reopen on 27 March. The museum will be closed down for repair works to restore part of the roof that gave way following the extreme weather conditions and strong gusts of wind that occurred on 19 December afternoon. There were, however, no personal injuries.

MAAT was already scheduled to close between February and March for maintenance and improvement works, which will now be brought forward. The scheduled works were aimed at adapting the museum space to the new 2020 and 2021 programming, and these will now be carried out together with the repair works of the area affected by the winds.

This interruption will also be used to expedite the works to complete MAAT’s restaurant, which is scheduled to open in the Spring of 2020.

EDP Foundation will keep the Tejo Power Station building open which, as well as its permanent exhibition, is also holding the exhibitions Economy of Means, part of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale, Dreamers Never Learn by Vasco Barata and AWDIˈTƆRJU by Pedro Tudela.