- 21 Bialik, Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv is also known as “the white city” due to its large number of Bauhaus buildings- most of which are coloured in white, and from the year of 2003 it’s become official- the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization –UNESCO, has declared the “white city” of Tel Aviv a world cultural heritage site.
Bauhaus is the name of one of the most important schools of architecture, design and art to exist in the 20th century. It was founded in Germany in 1919 and was active till the year of 1933, when the Nazi regime had shut it down. Its aim was to incorporate all sorts of applied arts under basic ground rules of functionality, simplicity, clean cuts and unnecessary decorations.
During the 1930’s many Jewish architects that were inspired by that style have fled Nazi Europe and arrived in Israel and quickly turned Tel Aviv into a vibrant centre for Bauhaus architecture (or- international style).
The Bauhaus Museum (almost like a little one room gallery) is located in Bialik street in a renovated international style building and offers a glimpse to other forms of Bauhaus pieces such as different furniture and design items by Marcel Breuer, Mies van der Rohe and many other important architects.