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

  • Postcard Peace Palace 1989
    Postcard Peace Palace 1989

    Postcard Peace Palace 1989

  • The Peace Palace Prize Competition: Cartoon "Projet pour le Palais de la Paix" from ‘Uilenspiegel', Rotterdam, 15 October 1904
    The Peace Palace Prize Competition: Cartoon "Projet pour le Palais de la Paix" from ‘Uilenspiegel', Rotterdam, 15 October 1904

    The Peace Palace Prize Competition: Cartoon "Projet pour le Palais de la Paix" from ‘Uilenspiegel', Rotterdam, 15 October 1904

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

  • 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

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

  • The Peace Palace Prize Competition: Louis Cordonnier’s Prize-Winning Design
    The Peace Palace Prize Competition: Louis Cordonnier’s Prize-Winning Design

    The Peace Palace Prize Competition: Louis Cordonnier’s Prize-Winning Design

  • The Peace Palace Prize Competition: Satirical Comment from the 'Nederlandsche Spectator'

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

  • Peace Palace Third-Prize Winning Design by F. Wendt. Photo collection Carnegie Foundation
    Peace Palace Third-Prize Winning Design by F. Wendt. Photo collection Carnegie Foundation

    The Peace Palace Prize Competition: Third-Prize Winning Design by F. Wendt

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