The hall was designed by architect Klas Anshelm, who was inspired by the Paris studio of the sculptor Constantin Brâncuși. It is constructed of concrete, glass, wood and aluminium. The ceiling is made of domes with natural and artificial light sources. The light well has a large sloping skylight admitting northern light. The gallery was renovated in 1994, connecting the older brick building next door (the Hantverkshuset, or Craft Building) with the exhibition hall, and thus gaining space for a book store selling books, posters and postcards, a children’s area and a restaurant that offers south Swedish food.
A travel guide says of the center "In our view, no other venue in southern Sweden so effectively mingles contemporary architecture with modern paintings". Another guide says "even if there was no art there, would be worth visiting for its use of light and space".
Exterior of the hall showing the north-facing skylight