As the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times put it Thursday, the structure will represent "all things Dali."
The design for the 500,000-square-foot, $30 million museum is in stark contrast to the former industrial warehouse that currently houses the Dali collection, the newspaper noted.
The design unveiled by the architecture firm Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum includes a large glass object shaped like a loaf of bread on top of the roof, wavy balconies and a fountain shaped like the artist's signature, the Times said.
"It's a treasure box," designer Yann Weymouth told the newspaper. "And a treasure box needs to be about what is within it."