The Swiss architectural firm "Herzog & de Meuron" completed it in the shortest possible time - just over one year. It is one of the most respected museums of contemporary art in the Midwest, and the management has decided to maintain its reputation by inviting the best architects. The almost regular rectangular volume of the extension, decorated with sheets of "crumpled" aluminum, includes a library, an auditorium with 385 seats, a cinema, galleries, an educational center and a cafe. The metal wall cladding should refract the sun's rays and draw attention to the building, which should serve as a link between the downtown area and residential areas. The façade is cut with hexagonal windows and irregularly shaped glazing areas. The new wing is connected to the old building by a one-storey glazed corridor.
Despite the elegant result of the renovation, the history of this project has not been without disappointments: initially the architects were going to "wrap" the new wing in a luminous Teflon fabric, but the customers considered it unjustifiably expensive. As a result, the silvery aluminum volume is somewhat lost against the background of the sky.