CERN - Globe of Science and Innovation

Genève

Genf: Pont de la Machine

Genf: Pont de la Machine

Genf: A1 - Vengeron - dir. Lausanne

Genf: A1 - Vengeron - dir. Lausanne

Genf: Tunnel

Genf: Tunnel

Genf

Genf

Genf: A1 - La Praille dir Acacias

Genf: A1 - La Praille dir Acacias

Genf: Route de Meyrin

Genf: Route de Meyrin

Genf: Route des Jeunes, Les Acacias, en direction de Carouge

Genf: 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.

Share contents

Thanks for your rating
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.

Select a different view for your results: