Huis van de Vrede in Genève. Foto:

House of Peace Geneva

Geneva is next to New York the most important center for International organizations and law.

The city  houses the European headquarters of the United Nations and  around 250 international NGOs.

A remarkable new appearance is the House of Peace, Maison de la Paix. The building houses the Graduate Institute of International Development and Studies, the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, the International Centre for Humanitarian demining and the Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces.

The architecture is striking and symbolic. The complex consists of six glass towers in the shape of a leaf, but they do share a common pedestal.

The six continents are connected but have different foothills.