The building makes use of factory-made containers as laboratory rooms due to a tight schedule and budget. Behnisch took this opportunity to explore the use of prefabricated elements in an unorthodox manner, creating a collage of seemingly free-floating elements that exist in spatial equilibrium. The roof, walls, and windows all seem to explode outward avoiding any suggestion of clear, stable masses. The most notable feature of the building is the red tube which starts from the ground north of the building, traverses the hallway, and projects from the south end. Behnisch aggresively played with the entire concept of architecture and the viewer's relationship to it in his concept for the Hysolar building. The disordered architectural elements seem precarious and visually threaten to collapse, shattering any preconceived notion of what buildings should look like – a main tenant of deconstructivism.
In 2006, under the architectural leadership of Stefan Behnisch, Gunter Behnisch's son, the building was restored and extended in collaboration with Harder III StumpflSome. The renovations were carried out so that the building's characteristic appearance and its main features remained intact, while the building systems were updated to meet modern standards.