maison de la paix
Designed by the architect Eric Ott and inaugurated in 2013, Maison de la paix belongs to the Institute and serves as its headquarters. It hosts the Institute’s teaching, research and public event activities, as well as its administrative services.
Maison de la paix is a place for meetings, reflection and action in the field of peace and security and is home to the three Geneva centres supported by the Swiss Confederation: the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces, the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, and the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining.
Contemporary artworks enhance the building’s charm, offering inhabitants and visitors material for discussion and inspiration.
Borne out of a public-private partnership between the Graduate Institute (a private-law foundation), public authorities and donors, Maison de la paix represents Geneva’s and Switzerland’s contributions to the promotion of peace and international cooperation.