White City (Tel Aviv) World Heritage Site

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White City of Tel-Aviv
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Zina Dizengoff Circle in the 1940s.jpg
Dizengoff Square in the 1940s
Official nameWhite City of Tel-Aviv – the Modern Movement
LocationTel Aviv, Israel
CriteriaCultural: (ii), (iv)
Inscription2003 (27th session)
Area140.4 ha (347 acres)
Buffer zone197 ha (490 acres)
Coordinates32°04′N 34°47′E / 32.067°N 34.783°E / 32.067; 34.783Coordinates: 32°04′N 34°47′E / 32.067°N 34.783°E / 32.067; 34.783
White City (Tel Aviv) is located in Tel Aviv
White City (Tel Aviv)
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White City (Tel Aviv) is located in Israel
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The White City (Hebrew: העיר הלבנה‎, Ha-Ir ha-Levana; Arabic: المدينة البيضاءAl-Madinah al-Baydha’a) refers to a collection of over 4,000 buildings built in a unique form of the International Style in Tel Aviv from the 1930s, with a strong Bauhaus component, by Jewish architects from Germany and other Central and East European countries with German Cultural influences, who immigrated to the British Mandate of Palestine after the rise to power of the Nazis in Germany. Tel Aviv has the largest number of buildings in the Bauhaus/International Style of any city in the world. Preservation, documentation, and exhibitions have brought attention to Tel Aviv's collection of 1930s architecture. In 2003, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) proclaimed Tel Aviv's White City a World Cultural Heritage site, as "an outstanding example of new town planning and architecture in the early 20th century."[1] The citation recognized the unique adaptation of modern international architectural trends to the cultural, climatic, and local traditions of the city. Bauhaus Center Tel Aviv organizes regular architectural tours of the city.

  1. ^ UNESCO, Decision Text, World Heritage Centre, retrieved 14 September 2009

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