From “White City” to “Bauhaus City” – Tel Aviv’s urban and architectural resilience

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  • Marina Epstein-Pliouchtch Technion – Israel Institute of Technology image/svg+xml
  • Talia Abramovich Technion – Israel Institute of Technology image/svg+xml

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.52200/61.A.7PDJTAIW

Keywords:

Modern Movement, Modern architecture, Modern housing

Abstract

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.

How to Cite

Epstein-Pliouchtch, M., & Abramovich, T. (2019). From “White City” to “Bauhaus City” – Tel Aviv’s urban and architectural resilience. Docomomo Journal, (61), 24–29. https://doi.org/10.52200/61.A.7PDJTAIW

Published

2019-11-01

Author Biographies

Marina Epstein-Pliouchtch, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

Ph.D. Architect and a senior lecturer in the program of Conservation studies at the Western Galilee Academic College, as well as in the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning at the Technion, IIT, Haifa. She was director of the Architectural Heritage Research Center at the Technion. Her work on the architecture and urban design of the 20th century is widely published. She is the author of Richard Kauffmann and the Zionist Project (Tel Aviv: Hakibbutz Hameuhad, 2016, with Levin, M.).

Talia Abramovich, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

Ph.D., senior lecturer in the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning at the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology and an architectural researcher. Her work on the architecture and urban design of the 19th century is widely published in articles and book chapters in Israel and abroad. talim@tecnion.ac.il

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