Tel Aviv “White City” Has The Most Bauhaus Buildings In The World

The “White City” in Tel Aviv refers to a collection of over 4,000 buildings built in a unique form of the Bauhaus or International Style in Tel Aviv from the 1930s by German Jewish architects who immigrated to the region after the rise of the Nazis. They based their new architecture for the city on teachings from the renowned Bauhaus art school, which ran between 1919 and 1933. Most of the structures feature elements typical of Modernism – like undecorated surfaces, ribbon windows, flat roofs, outdoor living spaces and pilotis – but are defined separately from the movement as they follow stricter rules of volume expression, visual balance and non-ornamentation. In 2003, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) proclaimed Tel Aviv’s White City a World Cultural Heritage site, as “an outstanding example of new town planning and architecture in the early 20th century”.

Tel Aviv White City has the most Bauhaus buildings in the world

Tel Aviv White City has the most Bauhaus buildings in the world

Tel Aviv White City has the most Bauhaus buildings in the world

Tel Aviv White City has the most Bauhaus buildings in the world

Tel Aviv White City has the most Bauhaus buildings in the world

Tel Aviv White City has the most Bauhaus buildings in the world

Tel Aviv White City has the most Bauhaus buildings in the world

Tel Aviv White City has the most Bauhaus buildings in the world

Tel Aviv White City has the most Bauhaus buildings in the world

Tel Aviv White City has the most Bauhaus buildings in the world

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