WATCH: Tel Aviv holds White City celebrations

TA celebrates ten years since UNESCO proclaimed the historic zone of the city as a World Cultural Heritage site.

May 7, 2013 18:31
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Bauhaus building in Tel Aviv

Bauhaus building in Tel Aviv 370. (photo credit: Hadas Parush)

Last weekend Tel Aviv celebrated exactly ten years since UNESCO proclaimed the historic zone of Tel Aviv, also known as the White City, as a World Cultural Heritage site.

The White City, so named for the buildings’ white walls, is the world’s largest grouping of buildings in the International Style, also known as Bauhaus.

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As part of the annual celebrations of Architecture and Design, Tel Aviv also held the "Houses from Within" event, when residents opened their private spaces to the public to peek into designer lofts and urban villas.

"This weekend is a city wide celebration of one of our biggest assets which is Tel Aviv’s architecture and design and style," said Eytan Schwartz, the Tel Aviv municipality International Affairs adviser.

"The White City, which many people know, was recognized exactly ten years ago as a world heritage site, is a part of our amazing architectural legacy and we’re celebrating that through open houses through different tours throughout the city of various exhibitions all focusing on Tel Aviv’s very unique urban complexities and values."

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