The history of Barcelona has always been tied to design, and there were a few museums where one could learn about the world of design. In 2000 it was decided to combine all the museums and build one center, that will enable the public to study and understand design in a much deeper experience. The building of the museum began in 2009. In 2013 construction was completed, and the museum was opened to visitors in 2014. All the collections having to do with the world of design were brought here and the museum was built in the building in Plaça de les Glòries Square.
The new building succeeds in creating ideal conditions for preserving, renovating and showing exhibits. The building is made of two parts - a basement level and a level at the height of 14.5 meters above ground.
Notice the special design and the angles of the building, especially from the outside. In building the exterior, two main elements were used: stone, and glass. The museum is a meeting point for people from the design industry. Its main purpose is to encourage research and financial activities having to do with design.