"I see the Peace House as a source of inspiration and thought about peace, as well as a place to initiate joint ventures with our neighbors in order to develop a vision of cooperation between people. The character and atmosphere of the house reflect those ideals and goals". - President Shimon Peres.
The Peres Peace House, located on the shores of the ancient city of Jaffa, is home to the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation, Israel’s leading peacebuilding organization, and serves as a physical manifestation of the vision and legacy of the late President of Israel and Nobel Prize laureate Shimon Peres, and of his enduring and tireless search for peace.
The Peace House is a unique architectural gem that has generated intense interest in Israel and abroad. Designed by renowned Italian architect Massimiliano Fuksas and implemented by the Israeli firm Yoav Messer Architects, the cement and glass layered structure of the Peace House is the first of its kind in the world. It creates a sense of transparency and infuses the building with the powerful energies of the nearby Mediterranean Sea.
The Peace House was built in Jaffa because of the city’s unique atmosphere as a mixed Arab-Jewish community, and its relevance to the Peres Center’s peacebuilding activities. Since it opened in January 2010, the Peace House has become a hub of peacebuilding activities, filled with Israeli and Palestinian children and youth, young leaders, professionals and decision makers from across the Middle East on a weekly basis, participating in various Peres Center projects.
The Peace House is home to the official Shimon Peres Archives, and will house a unique library of peace and conflict resolution literature. It features a stunning 200-seat auditorium already in great public demand, as well as conference and seminar rooms. Adjacent to the building is a "Peace Park", a landscaped recreational area leading to the beach for public use.
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