A blue cube with a ceramic tile exterior (design: Prof. B. Winking Architekten BDA), the Loki Schmidt Haus boasts 450 m² of exhibition space over three floors. Two-thirds of the space is dedicated to the permanent exhibition, in which elements are changed periodically. One floor is reserved for special exhibitions.
A large atrium extends over all three floors. In it stands the oldest permanent exhibit—the floor-to ceiling aerial root network of a strangler fig. A stairway winds around the fig. The views on each level allow visitors to experience the building as an integrated space.
The new building combines tradition with state-of-the-art technology, and allows to showcase the original treasures of the unique Botanical Collection in a way that inspires learning through exploration and discovery.