The Neubau (New Building), constructed between 1988 and 1993 on the basis of plans by Viennese architect, Klaus Musil, is situated on the Kroisbach next to Palais Meran, and is also known as “the piano”, because of its striking footprint. The first floor holds ensemble and seminar rooms, while the extended top floor boasts 83 rooms for individual tuition. On the ground floor are the canteen and the Aula (auditorium). The building was designed specially for KUG with high sound technology standards. The KUG library and archives are located in the adjacent building, constructed in 1998.