The museum building blends into the topography of the terrain, composed of softly rolling hills. The 150m long glass front is composed of three arches that also separate the multi-disciplinary activities of the museum: art education, collection, research and administration.
The main exhibition area is located in the center volume of the building. The permanent exhibition is on the ground level, while temporary exhibitions are on display in the basement. Contrary to many other museum buildings, Zentrum Paul Klee doesn't use any lighting from above.