The national Museum of World Culture opened in Gothenburg, Sweden, in 2004. The cement and glass building, located on a slope leading up to the Liseberg amusement park, is graceful, compact and modernistic. Its four-storey glass atrium looks out on mountains and woods.
The exhibition halls are in the closed part of the building, facing Södra vägen road. The upper storeys hang freely five metres over a footpath. A 43-metre long section of a display window provides passers-by with a view straight into the largest exhibition hall.
The architects are the French-Cuban-English couple Cécile Brisac and Edgar Gonzalez of Brisac Gonzalez Architects