The design is born from symbiosis of site and program specifics, functional use of space and the concept of combining cultural value with tourist attraction. The building embodies rich local heritage creating a symbolic bridge with the past. At the same time it provides a unique facility to observe the present - a viaduct, that stretches from the bus terminal to the museum and shapes the main bowed axle of the building. It also serves as a cover for pedestrian access from the transit station to the main entry, providing vista of the natural beauty around. the second axle of the welcome center, counter pointing the bow, extends deep beyond the exterior wall perimeter and is an homage to building post and beam tradition. with the same idea of symbolism the hip roofs of the complex relate to the local architectural background, while the glass skylight with panoramic elevator and wide curtain wall mullions act as passive green devices with 21st century building technology.