Tuesday, July 22, 2014

JEWEL BOXES: Bauhaus abundance in Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv's celebrated White City is the striking group of neighborhoods that comprises the largest concentration of Bauhaus buildings in the world. Together, they contain more than 4,000 individual white cement structures, designed in the distinctive sleek, curved-corner style that embodies international Modernism.

The city's architectural riches have become more and more of a draw to art and design aficionados, and the White City recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of its designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (The only other modern city afforded this honor is Brasilia, the futuristic capital of Brazil.) Festivities included open houses, special exhibitions, talks and all-night fetes.

Above and below:
Bauhaus buildings in Tel Aviv's White City neighborhood

Photo by Michael Schonbach

Bialik Square
Photo courtesy Tel Avivi Tourism

Link here to read my PRIME magazine article 
about design tourism in Tel Aviv

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