The project belongs to the Hasher Jehle bureau (Berlin), which in 1998 won a competition for an urban planning solution for the district.
The museum complex includes, in addition to galleries, administrative premises, a restoration center, a graphics repository and a library. Four-fifths of the area of the new structure is underground. Above, there is a four-storey glass "cube", which, with its minimalist solution, does not introduce dissonance into the historical buildings of the area.
Foyer with an area of 450 sq. m is decorated with slabs of black basalt. A wide steel staircase connects through it the upper floors of the "cube" and two levels of exhibition halls - on the ground and underground floors.