The facade of the existing edifice was not to be modified in any way, leaving it to architects Saša Randić and Idis Turato to focus on the interior. What did they come up with? The body of the new museum was basically inserted into the exterior shell of the building. The layout was completely restructured, and designed as a series of spaces that together represent a sort of narrative, both providing information and leading the visitors from the entrance to the final chamber where the statue is on display.
The brilliance of this concept is hard to put into words and needs to be experienced in person, because even the photos don't do it justice. Mesmerising blue and white surfaces visually hit you at the moment you enter, luring you further into the museum, curious about what awaits between you and the athlete. All chambers drastically differ in design, yet alternate seamlessly, each one making you more eager to see what comes next.