The bright, imposing cube housing the Leopold Museum, which almost looks as if it is floating, does not stand in parallel with the protracted main building of the MuseumsQuartier in front of it, but lies on a parallel axis with the Kunsthistorisches Museum on the other side of the street.
The big atrium awash with light is the central starting point for visiting this so complacent construction. There are two floors to the top and two floors down. Only the exhibition rooms on the lowest floor are entirely lit without daylight and are therefor ideal for graphic art or modern art projects. On every floor the rectangular rooms revolve around the center of the lower and the upper atrium. By striding through the exhibition rooms one will not only get surprised by art but again and again by the above mentioned insights, vistas and views.