United Nations Human Rights Room | Geneva, Switzerland

United Nations Human Rights Room and Cupola, Geneva, Switzerland.

It’s been a while since we last visited Geneva. Somehow, it came to mind that there was one hall which made a deep impression on me in particular – and there was it on my hard drive!

The Human Rights and Alliance of Civilisations Room in the Palace of Nations!

The structure of the “dome” began in 2007 and was completed 9 months later when the author, artist Miquel Barcelo placed his signature in the middle of the Cupola. Knowing that for this 1,400 square meters of ceiling, they needed 35,000 kilos of paint – this was met with great awe!

The art piece on the Cupola is a metaphor of what the United Nations represent – an idea of the world that it is captured as a cave, swept by thousands of sharp stalactites; a planet cave which unites mankind and directs them into the future.

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