The Ministry of Foreign Affairs consists of two building complexes, an old building, and a new building. The new building with its inviting, open architecture and courtyards that open out onto the city - and hence the general public - is particularly impressive to behold. Since the start of 2000, this building has accommodated 770 workers in approx. 700 offices that offer interesting views according to their position - of the Werderscher Markt, the library courtyard or the inner courtyard lawns. Located opposite the old Foreign Office building, the building opens out onto a reception courtyard, which is used to host prestigious events. The primary goal of the lighting concept here was to emphasize the building structure and illuminate this accordingly – particularly at night time.