CERN - Globe of Science and Innovation

Genève

Geneva, Switzerland 2

Geneva, Switzerland 2

A1 - Dir Perly

A1 - Dir Perly

A1 - Perly

A1 - Perly

Tunnel 1

Tunnel 1

Route de Meyrin

Route de Meyrin

Tunnel 2

Tunnel 2

A1 - Meyrin dir. Lausanne

A1 - Meyrin dir. Lausanne

Tunnel 3

Tunnel 3

Tunnel 4

Tunnel 4

Pont de la Machine

Pont de la Machine

Route des Jeunes, Les Acacias, en direction de Carouge

Route des Jeunes, Les Acacias, en direction de Carouge

Designed by Genevans T. Büchi and H. Dessimoz, the CERN Globe of Science and Innovation is as much a tribute to the Earth as it is a demonstration of human genius. A real showcase of carpentry skill, it pushes the limits of construction in wood.

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Formerly the "Palais de l’Equilibre" and built on the banks of Lake Neuchatel in connection with Expo 02, the Globe of Science and Innovation found its final home in 2004 when the Helvetic Confederation donated it to CERN. The inner sphere, whose structure consists of 18 cylindrical wooden arcs, is covered with wooden panels forming a magnificent vault worthy of a cathedral. A unique visual landmark , the Globe, 27m high and 40m in diameter, is a symbol of Planet Earth. Housing a permanent exhibition, the Globe of Science and Innovation is becoming a major symbol of advanced scientific research in the Geneva area.

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