The museum complex is thought as an art complex, including museum, artists studios, archives, offices, media center, service facilities and commercial space. It realizes the uttermost public museum space: a space in which one is surrounded by all the museum functions. It is conceived as a space without direct urban liaisons, in between heaven and earth, plaza and sky. A composition of 50 different rooms is based on a grid, allowing for multiple variations. Walls, ceilings and floors are composed out of layered variable sheets (glass, sunshade,…). Any composition can be imagined.
The bridge between the complex and the metrostation is designed as a 30 meter wide wooden 'plaza' that contains the main access route for the public as well as delivery and VIP lanes. The bridge between Sevres and the Ile Seguin is designed as an elegant 15 meter wide element, almost 'touching' the skycity before entering it. The existing industry halls are hardly touched. The complex can do with and without them. They can be turned into the open 'urban lobby' of the complex. The socle contains the 'concourse', the enclosed part of the 'acceuil', that connects between the different programs. It can be directly accessed from the plaza by a void, the well, where the Seine can be 'seen'.