Peace Palace architecture

The Peace Palace Library holds a unique collection of images like poster, engravings, photographs. Explore this subset on the Peace Palace architecture. 

The Peace Palace is a remarkable building. By Dutch standards it is a building of uncommon grandeur and a very recognizable sight in the City of The Hague. However, the Peace Palace might have been a completely different building. 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.

Browse our collection on Peace Palace Architecure

  • Building the Peace Palace
    Summer 1907. Elaboration of the design

  • Building the Peace Palace: Summer 1910. Placing the roof
    Building the Peace Palace: Summer 1910. Placing the roof

    Building the Peace Palace
    Summer 1910. Placing the roof

  • Building the Peace Palace. Arts and craftsmen working in the studio
    Building the Peace Palace. Arts and craftsmen working in the studio

    Building the Peace Palace
    Summer 1911: Art and craftsmen working in the studio

  • Building the Peace Palace: Summer 1913: Opening of the Peace Palace
    Building the Peace Palace: Summer 1913: Opening of the Peace Palace

    Building the Peace Palace
    Summer 1913: Opening of the Peace Palace

  • Sscale model ceiling painting central staircase
    Sscale model ceiling painting central staircase

    Building the Peace Palace
    Summer 2011. Decoration Program by H. Rosse

  • Building the Peace Palace: Interior of the Great Courtroom
    Building the Peace Palace: Interior of the Great Courtroom

    Building the Peace Palace
    Summer 2013. Interior of the Great Courtroom

  • masonry of the façade
    masonry of the façade

    Building the Peace Palace Library
    Summer 1910. Raising the front

  • Building the Peace Palace: Set of arches in central staircase
    Building the Peace Palace: Set of arches in central staircase

    Building the Peace Palace
    Set of arches in central staircase

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