The museum is superimposed on the outer embankment that originally surrounded the arrow-shaped inner fort. The eighteenth-century walls merge with the new building, acknowledging and continuing the rich history and use of the site.
The ground floor houses a glass-enclosed winter garden and sculpture court, both sky lit column-free spaces that connect to a central reception hall available after hours for museum and state functions. The two levels below grade house exhibition galleries and a 128-seats auditorium.
Photo credits: Pei Cobb Freed & Partners