Bauhaus Museum

„I was impressed by this building, it’s so very different from everything you know. I also have to mention that I love buildings that are mostly white. I visited the Bauhaus Museum twice, this is from the first evening on friday, when a storm was upcoming. I took quite a few exposures, this was the last one.“ © Matthias Haltenhof

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Bauhaus TelAviv

Tel Aviv—The rise of the new city of Tel Aviv and the Bauhaus school in Germany was an extraordinary confluence of events in the early years of the 20th century. Jews fleeing Europe seeking a new start and break from the past underpinned by a socialistic fervor. A school of architectural thought promoting new building technology, clean design devoid of non-functional ornament and using architecture and design to solve social problems. It didn’t hurt that many of the Jews fleeing to Palestine were architects who studied under the Bauhaus masters Walter Gropius, Hans Meyer and Mies van de Rohe until the rise of the Nazis in 1933. Many of the architects coming to Tel Aviv’s Mediterranean shores were also influenced by the work and ideas of Le Corbusier. In 2003, UNESCO named the “White City“of Tel Aviv a World Cultural Heritage site.

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