World Heritage Tel Aviv

Quality as a guiding principle for housing construction today

As part of the 100th Bauhaus anniversary, Faculty 1 of Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences in cooperation with the Consulate General of the State of Israel is presenting the exhibition "Preservation and Renewal: Bauhaus and International Style in Tel Aviv", conceived by the Bauhaus Center Tel Aviv/Israel. The city of Tel Aviv today has one of the world's largest concentrations of buildings in the International Style. The immigration of numerous architects in the early 1930s, many of whom came from Germany, as well as the return of Israeli architects who had studied architecture in Europe, led to a drastic change in Tel Aviv's architectural style from eclectic to modern.

On the basis of a representative selection of 25 buildings in various stages of conservation, the exhibition presents the results of a long-term project. In addition, it shows a selection of solutions for nature and environmental protection, including the use of new building materials and advanced technologies.

The panel discussion asks how the claim of Bauhaus and international style of the past century can be translated into the present. What do these groundbreaking movements mean to us today and to what extent can they be an inspiration for tomorrow in view of the pressing questions about the social and living space city, mobility, supply and climate change?

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