Amanda Levete: A Tale of Two Museums

April

AL_A | MAAT | Lisbon | Photograph © Huffton+Crow, courtesy AL_A

Click for slideshow| AL_A | MAAT | Lisbon | Photograph © Huffton+Crow, courtesy AL_A

Amanda Levete: A Tale of Two Museums
AL_A
Moderated by Billie Tsien

1.5 AIA and New York State CEUs

This lecture is co-sponsored by The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union.

Current Work is a lecture series featuring leading figures in the worlds of architecture, urbanism, design, and art.

On April 11, architect Amanda Levete will discuss two prominent cultural projects, the Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum Exhibition Road Quarter and the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT).

For the V&A in London, AL_A created a new entrance, public space, and gallery—the museum’s largest building initiative in more than a century. Awarded through a competition, the project features the world’s first porcelain courtyard.

MAAT is a low-slung, tile-clad building that invites visitors onto its roof, creating a major new public amenity on the banks of Lisbon’s Tagus River.

Levete trained at the Architectural Association and worked for Richard Rogers before joining Future Systems as a partner in 1989, where she realized ground-breaking buildings including the Media Centre at Lord’s Cricket Ground and Selfridges department store in Birmingham. In 2009 Levete founded her London-based practice AL_A. She frequently contributes to radio and television programs and writes for major publications, and has lectured around the world. For over a decade she served as a trustee for influential London nonprofits the Young Foundation and Artangel. A Stirling Prize winner, she was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2017.

Current AL_A projects include:

  • Galeries Lafayette, Paris, France
  • Maggie’s Centre, Southampton, UK
  • Wadham College, Oxford, UK
  • The Courtyard, Moscow, Russia

Billie Tsien is a co-founding principal of Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners and President of the board of directors of The Architectural League of New York.

AL_A | MAAT | Lisbon | Photograph © EDP, courtesy AL_A

AL_A | MAAT | Lisbon | Photograph © EDP, courtesy AL_A

AL_A | MAAT, Oval Gallery | Lisbon | Photograph © Fernando Guerra, courtesy AL_A

AL_A | MAAT, Main Gallery | Lisbon | Photograph © Huffton+Crow, courtesy AL_A

AL_A | MAAT, Main Gallery | Lisbon | Photograph © Huffton+Crow, courtesy AL_A

AL_A | Victoria & Albert Museum | London | Photograph © Huffton+Crow, courtesy AL_A

AL_A | Victoria & Albert Museum | London | Photograph © Huffton+Crow, courtesy AL_A

AL_A | Victoria & Albert Museum | London | Photograph © Huffton+Crow, courtesy AL_A

AL_A | Victoria & Albert Museum | London | Photograph © Huffton+Crow, courtesy AL_A

AL_A | Victoria & Albert Museum, Sainsbury Gallery | London | Photograph © Huffton+Crow, courtesy AL_A

AL_A | Victoria & Albert Museum, Sainsbury Gallery | London | Photograph © Huffton+Crow, courtesy AL_A

AL_A | Victoria & Albert Museum, Sainsbury Gallery | London | Photograph © Huffton+Crow, courtesy AL_A

AL_A | Victoria & Albert Museum, Sainsbury Gallery | London | Photograph © Huffton+Crow, courtesy AL_A

AL_A | Central Embassy | Photograph © Huffton+Crow, courtesy AL_A

AL_A | Central Embassy | Photograph © Huffton+Crow, courtesy AL_A

AL_A | Central Embassy | Photograph © Huffton+Crow, courtesy AL_A

AL_A | Central Embassy | Photograph © Huffton+Crow, courtesy AL_A

AL_A | Central Embassy | Photograph © Huffton+Crow, courtesy AL_A

AL_A | Central Embassy | Photograph © Huffton+Crow, courtesy AL_A

AL_A | Central Embassy | Photograph © Huffton+Crow, courtesy AL_A

AL_A | Central Embassy | Photograph © Huffton+Crow, courtesy AL_A

Time & Place
The Great Hall
7:00 p.m.
The Cooper Union
7 East 7th Street
New York
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Support
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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