Designed by the German architect Stephan Braunfels year 2002, Pinakothek der Moderne or the Art Gallery of the Modern, is located in the heart of Munich to exhibit collections of Modernism, contemporary art, and mixed media. This museum is considered to be one of the world’s largest museums for modern and contemporary art. The building consists of four quadrants grouped around a rotunda, each exhibiting a specific form of art. Art (Kunst), Architecture (Architektur), Design (Design), and Works on Paper (Graphik) are the major categories the museum includes. Natural light is used effectively to illuminate the entrance and first floor, supported by computer-controlled lamps in other areas.
White walls and grey flooring dominated the minimalistic aesthetic overall of the building.