The building is erected on the ruins of granary walls, with an expressive shape of the interiors “cut out” in its disciplined, regular brick form. Thus, in a sense, the museum is a negative of a “sign building” – a stand-alone sculptural form, while serving the same function of a landmark, symbol of the city. Its location of on the tip of the island vis ? vis the Old Town, the famous crane, nearby the Maritime Museum, and the function itself make it suited for this form of expression. The northern wall rising from water is a dark, cold-radiating regular silhouette whose characteristic openings following the delicate vaulted form of the ceilings are filled with warm light bouncing off their ceramic surfaces. The museum was conceived as a sign, but one set within the regular geometry of a block of urban development, intuitively evoking associations with Gdańsk’s characteristic buildings and representations of objects related to the sea.