WHITE CITY CENTER CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF BAUHAUS
The White City Center operates at the Liebling Haus on 29 Idelson Street, one of a series of historic buildings erected around Bialik Square, in the area that was once the beating heart of Tel Aviv. Built by Tony and Max Liebling in 1936, it was designed by architect Dov Karmi and engineer Tzvi Barak with distinctive characteristics of the international style; entirely different from the decorated home of poet Haim Nachman Bialik, located around the corner.
The White City Center (WCC) was co-founded by the Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality and the German government at a historical and cultural crossroad in the heart of Tel Aviv. The WCC's mission is to actively preserve the heritage of the White City site and the international style, known in Israel as the Bauhaus.
TEL AVIV BAUHAUS CENTER
This year we are celebrating 100 years of the Bauhaus Movement, and there is no better place to be for this occasion than within the White City - a designated UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site since 2003 that got its name because of the architectural qualities of the Bauhaus buildings that define it. This twohour walking tour will take you through the White City area of Tel Aviv and teach you more about its unique architecture.
HISTORY AND ARCHITECTURE
Ido Biran, photographer and author of "1909 - Tel Aviv Portrait" , a visual celebration of the city, joins us for this tour of the Gan HaHashmal neighborhood. With a short introduction to Bauhaus architectural design and the iconic buildings of the neighborhood, this tour gives insight into how Gan HaHashmal grew from a declining neighborhood to a hip and thriving area known for its designer's boutiques.