The Museum building designed and constructed in 2006 by known architect Jean Nouvel. The museum building located just behind the Eiffel tower and along the water edge. The museum houses the indigenous art and cultures of Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the America.
Jean Nouvel’s architecture of the building is often deals with urban field. The architecture of museum expands its architectural writing and transform the landscapes in which they are built, often becoming major urban events. His architecture is driven by the specificities of context, program, and site. The museum has transparent wall on the edge of the road showcasing the events in the museum while the space between building and the glass wall is heavily landscaped, almost shadowing the architectural presence of the museum. The wall becomes the interface between museum and the city, almost like an urban theater proscenium. The experience of the building under the stilt and pleated belly of the first floor sofit, the controlled facade projection, fenetration details and engineering marvel of long span are exhilarating and overall architectural features of the building.
His architecture has consistency and almost embedded into neo-modernist mannerism. It has the basic trait of architecture in Vitruvian term a ” delight”. The museum holds private collection, theater workshops, festivals and events and alied art form activities.