With its height of 36 m, the glass cube, created according to plans drawn up by the Berlin-based architects Hufnagel / Pütz / Rafaelian, towers above the surrounding buildings. The courtyards and terraces that throw the museum open to the city and draw on the idea of the Leipzig arcades are already visible from the outside. The interior expansiveness, particularly combined with the manifold sightlines and the views of an urban landscape, is unique. The materials glass, decorative concrete, coquina and oak wood dominate the interior and lend it an atmospheric diversity. The presentation of contemporary works and spatial installations on the terraces, in the courtyards and in the stairwells makes this encounter with art and architecture come alive in a truly special way.