Elegantly adapted to the configuration of the Skopje medieval fortress and surrounded by the panoramic view of the city, the Museum building, constructed in 1970, is an excellent example of the architecture of the late modernism and symbol of the renewal of Skopje after the 1963 earthquake. The building project was donated by the Polish Government, which made a national competition and where the joint work of the Polish architects:
J. Mokrzynski, E. Wierzbicki and W. Klyzewski
was accepted. Having a total area of 5000 sq. m., the Museum building is made up of three connected wings, which include over 3.000 sq.m. rooms for the permanent and temporary exhibitions, cinema theater with 120 seats, the library and archives, administration, the conservation room, storage’s and other departments, and a museum shop and cafeteria.
The great park areas, that enable the installation of various sculptural projects, as well as the spacious parking lot further relate to the immediate environment of the Skopje Museum of Contemporary Art.