This AD Architecture City Guide is dedicated to the vibrant city of Tel Aviv, originally established as a garden-city on the sandy shores of the Mediterranean in 1909. Although widely known as “The White City” for boasting the world’s largest collection of International Style Buildings, Tel Aviv is not merely a monochromatic Bauhaus colony: it presents a rich mosaic of locally interpreted styles, from Eclectic to Brutalist to contemporary, which are the result of foreign and locally-born architects who adapted to the local cultural and climatic conditions.
Join us for our architectural city guide through the “Non-Stop City” after the break…
Free and open to the public at the ZEZEZE Architecture Gallery in Tel Aviv, the Architactics exhibition by SAYA Design for Change summarizes the approach of SAYA’s mission-based practice. Rather than diving into the details of their specific proposals, it illustrates the channels of influence this practice has defined for design in peace making. SAYA’s pioneering approach termed by its founders as “Resolution Planning” was developed a decade ago to reclaim the architectural responsibility in designing peace. Its goal is to redefine the role and responsibility of architects in conflict resolution, to re-include the city, the people and their joint future space back into the picture. The exhibition will continue to be on display until August 24. More architects’ description after the break.
The Tel-Aviv White City Forum winning proposal by Kimmel Eshkolot Architects is an exhibition center, part of the huge Tel- Aviv wholesale market project currently under construction. Comprising thousands of apartment units, a mall, a school and a sports complex, the Forum will be a platform for genuine urban celebration. More images and architects’ description after the break.
Taking place May 2-4, Tel Aviv’s upcoming ‘Salute to the White City’ weekend is a citywide festival in celebration of the Mediterranean coastal city’s 10th anniversary of being named a UNESCO World Heritage site. Known as the ‘White City,’ Tel Aviv is home to more than 4,000 International Bauhaus style buildings built in the 1930’s by German Jewish architects following World War II. Today, Tel Aviv is home to the world’s largest collection of Bauhaus architecture in the world. The Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality is inviting guests to “Salute the White City” and celebrate its stunning collection of architecture and design-focused events, exhibitions and tours, including: Houses from Within–Bauhaus Edition, Guerilla Lighting in Tel Aviv, and Greening the White City. For more information, please visit here.
Architects: Jacobs-Yaniv Architects
Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
Developers: Leora Ganor, Irit Kesselman-Millet, Yariv Millet
Project Management: Oren Sadot
Branding & Graphic Design: Studio Michal Suday
Lighting Design: MK Lighting Design
Building Contractor: P.A.B
Electric Engineer: Oren Sinai
Sanitary Engineering: George Chalapathi
Structural Engineer: Aaron Daniel
Photographs: Amit Geron
Architects: Sharon Architects - Arad Sharon, Sharon Gur-Ze’ev & RZA-Ranni Ziss Architects
Location: Tel-Aviv, Israel
Sharon office team: Architect Erez Tal, Architect Ranit Kosht-Kriger, Architect Daphna Braverman-Gantman, Architect Aviel Tochterman
Ziss office team: Architect Nirit Philosoph, Architect Aviad Fanio, Architect Osnat Golan, Architect Alex Harpaz, Architect Yifat Adraee
Client: Sourasky Tel-Aviv (Ichilov) Medical Center
Photographs: Rona Vatash
Hrvoje Njiric is one of the most prominent architects to come out of Croatia and the Balkan area in the past two decade. Mr. Njiric gained acknowledgement in the 90′s with projects developed by the former njiric+njiric partnership, including schemes for Europan (3 first prizes) and Slovenian projects for Baumaxx and McDonald’s which were widely published and awarded. In 2001, Njiric+ was founded and continues the work of the former office. More information on the event after the break.
Tamaguchi Park relates to Tamagotchi, a toy from mid-90 of XXth century, the first one to address the question of educating children on care and responsibility through direct feedback from an artificial pet “fed” and”caressed” by its young owner. Centrala and Eifo Dana Group wanted to create the analogous relationship between the caring user and an artificially created landscape on a sandy slope facing the beach in BatYam. The intervention is therefore composed out of two physical elements; the water producing installation, the “park” and an accompanying educational program for kids from local schools headed by ten volunteers.
Architect: Centrala with Eifo Dana Group
Location: Bat Yam, Israel
Project Team: Ofer Bilik, Jakub Szczęsny
Photographs: Elly Neeman and
Israeli designers, Chyutin Architects have shared with their proposal for a fashion and art graduate school in Tel Aviv. The proposal was created for a open architectural competition for the project, in which Chyutin Architects were a noted finalist. Additional images of their work and a description from the architects can be seen after the break.
The Tel Aviv Museum of Art, located in the center of the city’s cultural complex and designed by Preston Scott Cohen has completed construction and will open to the public shortly. The program for the Tel Aviv Museum of Art Amir Building posed an extraordinary architectural challenge: to resolve the tension between the tight, idiosyncratic triangular site and the museum’s need for a series of large, neutral rectangular galleries. The solution: subtly twisting geometric surfaces (hyperbolic parabolas) that connect the disparate angles between the galleries and the context while refracting natural light into the deepest recesses of the half buried building.