The Humboldt Box was supposed to be a temporary building in the city which was designed originally to be deconstructed at the end of its use, but became an attraction for curious architects, and drew interested people from around the city and tourists, and was decided to be permanently kept.
The building, was built with a large investment for money and creativity, was designed by thtee architects, Kruger, Schubert and Oandriich. The project cost over 590 million euros.
It is 28 meters in height, made out of steel and covered in blue glass. It has a variety of spaces, used for events, exhibits and art displays, having to do with the site's planned palace.
The Humboldt-Terasen Restaurant, located in the building, has two external balconies 21 meters above ground. The balconies are a viewpoint of the wonderful view of the city center.