Located at the head of the Oostelijke Handelskade is the new accommodation for two organizations devoted to modern and non-western music. Each organisation had been given its own identity in the new building. The auditorium of the BIMhuis has been inserted like a black box. The eye-catcher and unifying element is the roof. At its head-end the building has a large public concourse and functions as a public plaza. At the waterside is a wide square with an outdoor café on the water. The 24 meter high glass facade provides a panoramic view of the river IJ.