In the 1990`s, a team from Archaeological museum in Split has discovered ruins of an ancient church Augustus in Vid. New museum has been built above these ruins in order to protect them from weather and to offer a comfortable tour to visitors. The interior is determined by the remains and the scale of the excavated Roman statues and artefacts. Contrary to the exterior with note-less look of a Roman church built using modern materials, which is surrounded by ordinary houses.
Combination of reinforced concrete and exposed steel has been used for its construction. The facades are equipped with narrow plastic panels that allow a diffuse light to penetrate the interior. Above all, the building is designated for everyday life, to serve visitors not only for a visit but gatherings as well. Its roof connects two levels of public space, using a system of publicly accessible flat surfaces and ramps.