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Le Portail des Nations 

The future welcome center of the international Geneva will be entirely immersive


Le Portail des Nations


Genève, Suisse




2018, Etudes APD


Fondation Portail des Nations
Fondation Yves Pictet pour le Développement

Surface m²

1.200 m2

Scenographic cost € HT

3.000.000 €

Scope of work

Technical management
Lighting design
Audiovisual and multimedia engineering 
Show control 


Architect : Charles Pictet
Scenography : François Confino Alphabeth

Scenographical architecture : LLTT
Museography : Thematis

All the rooms of this future welcome center will be entirely immersed with mapping on their 4 faces increased by projections either on the ground or the ceiling.

The General Director of the united Nations and Ivan Pictet, President of the Fondation Pictet have decided to create a reception centre for the visitors, thus to bring a better understanding of the functions and activities of the United Nations and other international institutions based in Geneva.

In close collaboration with architect Charles Pictet , François Confino has developed a daring scenographical project in 8 « acts » to underline the activities of these organizations in the following domains: Environment-Rights-Peace-Humanitarian crisis-Migrations-Health-Development-Technology . Each theme is illustrated by a strong scenography, comprehensive to international public : for example, for peace, a military tank overgrown by vegetation and for migration, a continually moving ribbon of suitcases. Openig in 2024.