Tel Aviv Buildings – Architecture

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We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Tel Aviv Buildings, Israel. We aim to include projects that are either of top quality or interesting, or ideally both.

We cover completed buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and architecture competitions across the city. The focus is on contemporary Tel Aviv buildings but information on traditional buildings is also welcome.

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Major Tel Aviv Architecture – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

Habima Square
HaBima Square Tel Aviv
photograph © Adrian Welch
Habima Square Tel Aviv
HaBima Square (also known as The Orchestra Plaza) is a public space in the center of the city. It is home to a number of cultural institutions such as the Habima Theatre, the Fredric R. Mann Auditorium and the Helena Rubinstein Pavilion for Contemporary Art.

Charles Bronfman Auditorium
Concert Hall Building Tel Aviv
photograph © Adrian Welch
Concert Hall Building Tel Aviv
Major Tel Aviv building located on HaBima Square.

Bialik Square Buildings
Bialik Square Israel
photograph © Adrian Welch
Bialik Square Building
The Museum of the History of Tel Aviv-Yafo opened in 2009 in what was the old Tel Aviv Municipality building in Bialik Square. This is an elegant piece of city planning, humble, axial and successful as a place where people like to linger. It features a contemporary extension to the north.

Design Museum Holon, Tel Aviv – review + photos by e-architect editor Adrian Welch
Design: Ron Arad
Design Museum Holon
image © DMH

Design Museum Holon – 13 May 2013
The building shows exhibitions about Israeli design, and on our visit was showing bathing suits and related designs. The structure is located on the edge of the traditional city centre, in a cultural quarter which is yet to complete. The building appears as an organic form, but within it is essentially formed by a large upper and a small lower gallery, both rectilinear. As a group we discussed the anomaly of billowing coloured swirls outside and the restrained white spaces within. The spaces might allow curatorial flexibility but the fact that their perimeter wasn’t reflected externally concerned us architect visitors as we have all been taught that form should be ‘honest’ and reflect the form of the space held within.

Rothschild Tower, Tel Aviv, western Israel
Richard Meier & Partners Architects
Rothschild Tower Israel
rendering: DBOX

Rothschild Tower

Tel Aviv Museum of Art Extension
Design: Preston Scott Cohen
Tel Aviv Museum of Art
photo © Amit Geron
Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Museum + Archive – Jabotinsky Center, near Tel Aviv
Chyutin Architects
Jabotinsky Center Israel
image from architects

Jabotinsky Center, Ramat-Gan
The building will be erected on a triangular plot with roads on either side of it and its apex pointing to an intersection. The base of the triangle faces a public space to be shared by two other public buildings whose function has as yet not been decided. The building is designed as a spearhead pointing towards the intersection, from which it rises towards the urban expanse, bursting out of the depths of the ground. The volume design projects power and momentum as well as an ascetic simplicity devoid of ornamentation. The museum has three levels.

Peace Peres House, Jaffa, central Israel
Massimiliano & Doriana Fuksas Architects
Peace Peres House Jaffa
image : Archivio Fuksas

Peace Peres House Jaffa
This building is a parallelepiped. Obtained by irregularly shaped glass and concrete layers standing on a monolithic base: at one end of the building is the entrance to the car park, at the other the pedestrians entrance. At this point the basement becomes a large plaza, an empty space dissected lengthwise by two symmetrical ramps leading inside. This dark and low-ceilinged area leads to the inside of the well of light that is open for the whole height of the building, where the reception area is situated. From here the alternating light and dark layers are visible; the former, in glass, lit from the outside and the latter, in concrete mixed with other materials and local earth.

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Major Israeli Architecture Developments, alphabetical:

B&B Italia Showroom, Tel Aviv, western Israel
Architects: Pitsou Kedem
Tel Aviv Showroom Building
picture : Amit Geron

B&B Italia Showroom Israel

Fashion & Art Graduate School,
Tel Aviv
Chyutin Architects
Fashion & Art Graduate School Israel
image from architects

Israel Building : Fashion & Art School

Felicja Blumenthal Music Center and Library, Bialik Square, Tel Aviv
Design: Nili Portugali Architect
Felicja Blumenthal Music Center and Library
picture from architects

Felicja Blumenthal Auditorium

Tel Aviv House
Chyutin Architects
Tel Aviv House
photograph from architect

Tel Aviv House

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Bauhaus Museum, 21 Bialik Street, White City, Tel Aviv, central Israel
orig 1920’s; 2008
Founder / curator : Daniella Luxembourg

Petah Tikvah Footbridge, Petah Tikvah, Tel Aviv
Santiago Calatrava

The Wohl Centre, Ramat-Gan, Tel Aviv
Studio Daniel Libeskind with The Heder Partnership
RIBA International Awards 2006

Yitzak Rabin Centre for Israeli Studies, Tel Aviv
Moshe Safdie

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Ashkelon Dance & Music Center Building
Design: Manuelle Gautrand Architecture
Ashkelon Dance & Music Center
picture © Manuelle Gautrand Architecture

Ashkelon Music and Dance Center

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