The new design was created by Daniel Liebeskind and the exhibits within his addition take a modern approach to exploring war and its effects, whereas the remainder of the building has the traditional approach with pictures, uniforms and other paraphernalia presented behind glass doors. This article from LA Times provides a good summary of the discussions swirling around the museum. If you are ever in the area, I *highly* recommend a visit. http://www.mhmbundeswehr.de/
The "v" shape on the escape map is the architectural addition of Liebeskind, although his firm also did some interior design (including a restaurant and kitchen) as well.
The view from the front
Where the restaurant inside will be
Building an exhibit
There is a whole section discussing the impact of war on children...
The use of animals in military endeavors throughout history...