The negative space left by the remnants of the city’s defensive wall gate becomes the substance on which the project grows. The building itself rises above the site on thin columns to allow for the viewing of the remnants from the far. It was done so that the building would become a beacon and a destination just like the gate was in the ancient times. At the same time the structure protects the remnants from further deterioration.
The brick design take inspiration from defensive walls. Irregularly missing brick serve a purpose of providing daylight to the building. The staggered brick represent the irregularity of the original defense walls.
The principal design idea behind the entire museum complex was the preservation of this national heritage site. Design of every building is driven by the historical artifacts located within the close vicinity of each of them. Each building takes a unique approach to enhance the experience of the visitor at each artifact.