The facade of the new City Palace will look just like the old Prussian castle that once stood here. However, the inside will be modern with much of it belonging to the Humboldt University. The rest of the building will be used as an exhibition space to house some of Berlin's art collection which has no permanent home at the moment.
This model inside the Humboldt Box clearly shows how the Humboldtforum will look once complete. The palace will face the Spree river with a view on the Lust Garten to the right. Just below the park is the Berliner Dom.
It's a very exciting project and will certainly draw a lot of attention when complete, the grand opening is scheduled for 2019. I hope to get back then!