Saturday, May 16, 2009

Heir Halevana ('White City')

Tel Aviv celebrate its 100th birthday
In 2003, Tel Aviv was named a World Cultural Heritage site by UNESCO, the United Nations Educational. Scientific and Cultural organization. This salute by the international body added the White City to the prestigious list of 830 sites throughout the world deemed to be of outstanding value to universal human culture.
Welcome to this exclusive club, White City, as the first modern Hebrew-speaking city gets ready to celebrate its 100th birthday.
Those interested in architecture should go on a walking tour of the Bauhaus architecture -'White City' as it's called. These buildings, built by European architects who came to Israel in the 1930's & 40's, have been declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco. Although some are being rescued & renovated by private developers, many of these beautiful buildings are crumbling away. The Bauhaus Foundation does wonderful, tireless work to raise their profile & find appreciative purchasers

Kikar Levana (White Square)

Israel, Tel Aviv, Wolfson Park, White City Statue 1977 - 1988 A Sculpture By Danny Karavan Born 1930. This Sculpture Is Also Known As White Square

Kikar Levana is an environmental sculpture that sits atop a small hill, at the Edith Wolfson Park, in Tel Aviv. Work on it began in 1977 and was completed in 1988. The sculpture’s name means White Square and perhaps alludes to the city’s nickname, the White City. It is located at the highest point in Tel Aviv, where the city meets nearby Givatayim. It is not the type of place frequented by tourists, but rather by residents of nearby neighborhoods who come to enjoy the park.
Kikar Levana was made by of Dani Karavan.He has chosen to use white concrete. The contrast between the sculpture, the park’s greenery and the surrounding buildings, most of which are made of reinforced concrete is stark.
This sculpture spans an area of 30 x 50 meters. It features many of the elements that are familiar in Karavan’s other works, a pyramid, a water channel, a tower (with wind flutes), and a dome with an olive tree in its center.
The sculpture manages to stand out from its surroundings while blending in with the setting, which aside from its purely esthetic quality is much of its appeal.
“The site dictates the forms and the materials. The site determines and decides. The use of the forms and of the materials is the request that needs to be respected, that should not be ignored”, wrote Karavan, in Dani Karavan, Dialogue with the Environment/Resonance with the Earth.
Kikar Levana is located at the Edith Wolfson Park in Tel Aviv. The sculpture is located in a public park that is open all day.

Heritages in Tel-Aviv

there are lots of places which got the UNESCO heritage mark in Tel Aviv. students from all over Israel, and specially from Tel Aviv explored the city this year. you can see and read some of their work.
Ruty from Israel