Mundaneum, Musée mondial, Geneva, Switzerland, 1929
The world scientific, documentary and educational center, at the service of the various international associations, which is proposed for establishment at Geneva to complete the institution of the League of Nations and to commemorate, in 1930, ten years of efforts towards peace and collaboration among nations.

The elements of the Mundaneum. The Mundaneum would comprise at the present time, the following elements:

a) The international associations. A large building of offices for the permanent delegations, committee rooms and conference rooms. These would be directly connected to the Large Congress Hall with provisions for 2000 at 3000 spectators. On the interior, circulation would be assured by elevators and ramps and not by staircases.

b) The International Library.

c) The Centre of International University Studies.

d) The temporary or permanent representation of Continents, States and Cities. Man living in Society, man submitting himself to the law of the City, the State, the Continent. Five relatively small pavillons would form the nucleus of building reserved for States and Cities.

e) The World Museum

A tripartite museum: three naves extending parallel side by side, with no partition wall separating them. In one nave human works, those which tradition, the piety of remembrance or archeology have brought to us here; in the adjacent nave all the documents which will fix time and history at a particular moment, made visual by graphic art, scientific reconstructions, etc. And finally the third nave with all that which shows us what a particular place has to offer, its various conditions, its natural and artificial products, etc.

This chain of knowledge upon which human works unfold accross the thousands of years starts in prehistory and enlarges its links in the recent past where history has already classed certainties.
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