Land is located near the old town in the center of Yatsushiro. Across the street are the traditional Japanese gardens and elegant wooden tea rooms. For the design， the biggest issue is that the building must achieve harmony with the surrounding environment.
In order to solve this issue， the whole building with four floors was moved back. The place closer to the outer side was padded with a layer of soil. Through this processing， large-scale exhibition hall seemed to be underground. Therefore， from the front side， the whole building seemed to be built on a small hill. The little hill， covered with lawn， is open to the public.
Main entrance is located in the second floor. The visitor walk into the entrance slowly through the hill. Covered by light rhythm and continuous ward roof， the second floor of the hall has café， lecture hall， special exhibition hall， etc. Glass walls are set as more as possible.Fantasy from the foothills are enjoyed.
Large permanent exhibition hall is supported by the pillars for the top beam and curved walls， constituting a space as if walking in the woods. In addition， the warehouse is made from aluminum and stainless panel， which floats above the roof in a cylindrical form，symbolically representing the storage function of this building.