Tel Aviv and architecture are an interesting combination. The city was founded in the early 20th Century and by world standards is very new. This is clearly evident in the built fabric of Tel Aviv. However, war and conflict and other social issues that have plagued Israel since its founding in 1948 have caused the issue of preservation and protection of beautiful architecture to be put on a back burner.

But its back. Tel Aviv is probably the world's foremost location of Bauhaus (or Internationalist) buildings in one place. This is so evident that in 2003 the UN Heritage Department declared Tel Aviv a heritage zone known as the 'White City'.

Preservation is back.

Aside from beautiful Bauhaus buildings Tel Aviv also features some astounding early 20th Century ornate fusion architecture combining European and Turkish styles.

 

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