From “White City” to “Bauhaus City” – Tel Aviv’s urban and architectural resilience
Marina Epstein-Pliouchtch, Talia Abramovich

In the early 1930s, Modernism became the normative style of architecture in Tel Aviv. This was due to the architects who operated in Tel Aviv, from all over Europe, including architects who studied at the Bauhaus. This essay will discuss how Modernist Tel Aviv evolved from the “White City” (UNESCO World Heritage Site) to the “Bauhaus City”, and how these myths, constantly being reinvented, have contributed to the city’s resilience, which has enabled urban and architectural conservation.

Modern Movement, Modern architecture, Architectural education, Reuse, Bauhaus, Israeli modern architecture, Modern urban planning.

Issue 61
Year 2019
Pages 24-29

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