WHITE CITY CENTER- LIEBLING HAUS
At the end of 2015, the Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Barbara Hendricks, and the Mayor of Tel Aviv-Yafo Ron Huldai signed a joint agreement in Berlin, allocating €3 million funding to the Center by 2025. The long-term backing enables the launch of several major projects, representing a commitment to the conservation and sustainable development of the White City. The agreement was signed as part of the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Germany and Israel, marking the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community’s (BMI) active support of the conservation of cultural heritage, both conceptually and financially.
The collaboration highlights the historical significance and shared building culture of the White City for both countries. The project focuses on developing appropriate methods to protect the unique collection of buildings and expand the dialogue on urbanism and conservation. This is made possible by cooperating with the Architecture and Monument Protection Center, and considering the interests of residents, property owners, the urban population, visitors, architects, craftspeople, and scientists. The goal is to share technology and knowledge through a collaborative dialogue.
Renovation of the building began in the winter of 2017, turning the Liebling Haus into a living model of a construction site, demonstrating renovation, documentation, and active conservation of an International style building. During the project, dubbed "Open for Renovation", the building hosted meetings, lectures, and professional workshops, inviting the public to experience the conservation process.