The building acts as landmark in the cityscape of roof slopes, bell towers and domes.
The building is an icon: a crystal in daylight, a lantern during the night. It offers an experience of plurality of scales that belongs to cathedrals’ iconography, offering a narrative geography where artists and visitors can share an experience: grandeur and intimacy.
The building is developed on one floor: it offers a shared ground with the city.
The architecture is an ensemble of individuals composing a unity: a deep nave with niches, secret gardens, three domes, galleries, passages. It is the framework for a multiplicity of parcours.
Construction is outspoken and the size of elements sets the pace.
The winter garden and the secret ones are a pause in the pace.
The building: a light-coloured metal mantle, a smooth floor, a timber construction
covered with textile, folded ceilings and wide skylights.