The music building provides a new common premises for two well-established institutions; the Ijsbreker and the BIMhuis, at the pier-head location. The building is open 24/7 for the public. The cafe, documentation center, exhibitions and audio are open to public.
"The concept of the master plan was to create an exciting new public space with a landmark building facing the IJ river. There are five almost equally important facades; two facing the water, one the city and the water basin Zouthaven, one the neighboring hotel and the suspended plaza, and the roof which is highly visible from the adjacent hotel and from the large cruise ships docking at the pier from time to time.Wide staircases connects the promenade to the pier level and the water." -- Reference