The location in the heart of the city of Stuttgart has been a subject of several urbanistic competitions. The design of Berlin architects Hascher + Jehle was selected from a number of proposals submitted in an international contest in 1999. By far the largest part of the 5000 m˛ exhibition space is actually located below Kleiner Schlossplatz. While parts of the museum's own collection are permanently displayed on the two basement levels, the cube is mainly used for special exhibitions. The glass galleries invite you during the day to a magnificent view of the city and the surrounding slopes, at night the cube floats as a fascinating light sculpture above the square. With a museum shop, book shop, a classic espresso bar in the museum foyer and the Cube roof restaurant (with spectaculair views of the city!) as well as rooms for events, the glass cube is becoming an attraction for the friends of art as well as for the people passing by and the visitors to the city.