The project is shaped by the fundamental act of digging into the earth and carving it thus creating two spaces that shape the site of the cultural centre:
- A bund formed by the earth scooped out, along three sides of the site, and;
- A courtyard around which the functions of the institution are organized.
The building is sited on the upper level of the site and the lower level is offered as a garden. The bund dissolves the sharp boundary line between the site and the town. Gaps in the bund provide multiple entries to the spaces within. The main vehicular entrance is the large ramp from south west corner leading to the courtyard which is sunk 5 mts. below grade. This courtyard is the heart of the cultural centre.