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Peace Palace Centenaire

  • The Peace Palace Prize Competition: Fourth-Prize Winning Design by Otto Wagner, Vienna

    The Peace Palace Prize Competition: Fourth-Prize Winning Design by Otto Wagner, Vienna

    juillet 19, 2013

    On 15 August 1905 the “Programme of the Competition for the Architectural Plan of the Peace Palace for the use of the Permanent Court of Arbitration with a Library” was sent out all over the world. The competition was open to all. On the closing day, 15 April 1906, no less than 216 plans had been submitted, covering a total of more than 3.000 drawings. The jury, after subsequent diligent inspection, alloted the fourth prize to Otto Wagner of Vienna, whose design was a daring imitation of the classical styles, illustrating the architect’s seeking for ‘novel methods of artistic treatment’.
    The Peace Palace Prize Competition: Fourth-Prize Winning Design by Otto Wagner, Vienna

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  • Pax, Queen of the Guards of the Peace Palace

    Pax, Queen of the Guards of the Peace Palace

    juillet 15, 2013

    When you enter the grounds of the Peace Palace don’t forget to look up at the symbolic statues, standing as guards in the niches on the façade of the building. The Dutch architect of the Peace Palace, J.A.G. van der Steur, assigned eleven different artists to design these seventeen decorative statues.
    Pax, Queen of the Guards of the Peace Palace

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  • Peace Palace Fifth-Prize Winning Design by Greenley & Olin, New York. Photo collection Carnegie Foundation

    The Peace Palace Prize Competition: Fifth-Prize Winning Design by Greenley and Olin, New York

    juillet 15, 2013

    The fifth-prize winning design by Greenley & Olin of New York met much acclaim, but also encountered some criticism. It was actually the only American plan that was out of the very ordinary and indeed almost resembling the French style. In its most favourable comment, the jury stated that ‘the exterior is greatly to be […]

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  • Ambassade Malta- Book Donation

    Embassy Centennial Book Project

    juillet 5, 2013

    To expand the Peace Palace Library’s National Law Collection, the Carnegie Foundation for the Centenary of the Peace Palace started the Embassy Book Donation Project in which Embassies in The Hague are requested to donate law books regarding their national laws & legislation. The Embassies of Ecuador and Malta were the first ones willing to participate. Find out more what publications on Ecuadorian and Maltese law are now part of our collection.

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  • Bertha von Suttner

    Bertha von Suttner: First Woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize in 1905

    juillet 4, 2013

    On August 28, we will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Peace Palace. In the context of our anniversary, it is time to reflect and salute those who, a hundred years ago, worked tirelessly to help the Peace Palace come into existence.  One of these people is author and peace activist Bertha von Suttner. Does her name […]

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  • Peace One Day Concert Poster

    Peace One Day Concert in Peace Palace Garden, 21 September 2013

    juillet 1, 2013

    Organiser Jeremy Gilley has announced the partial line-up for this year’s Peace One Day concert on 21 September in the garden of the Peace Palace in The Hague. The eighth edition of the Peace One Day concert, which will be live streamed to the world on YouTube, is part of a series of special concerts in the Peace Palace garden from 14 to 21 September to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the Peace Palace.
    The Peace One Day Celebration 2013 in The Hague

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  • Ingrid Rollema and the Buste of Bertha von Suttner

    Digital Unveiling of Bertha von Suttner’s Bust

    juin 27, 2013

    On the June 21, 2013, we celebrated the 99th anniversary of Bertha von Suttner’s death. As part of our Centennial celebrations we are honored to begin the first of several posts comprising a ‘digital unveiling’ of the beautiful bust of Bertha von Suttner lovingly sculpted by Ingrid Rollema.
    Digital Unveiling of Bertha von Suttner's Bust

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  • Peace Palace Sixth-Prize Winning Design by F. Schwechten. Photo collection Carnegie Foundation

    The Peace Palace Prize Competition: Sixth-Prize Winning Design by F. Schwechten

    juin 24, 2013

    On 15 August 1905 the “Programme of the Competition for the Architectural Plan of the Peace Palace for the use of the Permanent Court of Arbitration with a Library” was sent out all over the world. The competition was open to all. On the closing day, 15 April 1906, no less than 216 plans had been submitted, covering a total of more than 3.000 drawings. The jury, after subsequent diligent inspection, alloted the sixth prize to Franz Schwechten of Berlin, a design with an elaborate ground plan in the classical style.
    The Peace Palace Prize Competition: Sixth-Prize Winning Design by F. Schwechten

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    Book Announcement: 100 Years Peace Palace

    juin 7, 2013

    The Carnegie Foundation has taken the initiative to publish a book in the summer of 2013 to mark the Centenary of the Peace Palace. This book, aimed at the general public, will reflect on the role the Peace Palace has played in the history of war and peace in the 20th century. It will also portray the occupants of the Peace Palace in 2013.

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  • Pedal4Peace

    juin 7, 2013

    A group of cyclists from Scotland arrived at the gates of Peace Palace tuesday last week after cycling all the way from Dunfermline, the birth place of Andrew Carnegie, who donated the money necessary to build the Peace Palace. Eight brave Scotsmen and Scotswomen:  David Robertson, Stephen Chorley, Jim Slater, Derek Baty, Ann Prentice, Allan […]

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