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Liebling Haus – White City Center in Tel Aviv

Liebling Haus

The Liebling Haus (translated from German as "Beloved House") is an architectural monument and museum in Tel Aviv in the Bauhaus style, open to the public. The building was originally designed as an apartment building by one of the founding fathers of modernism in Israel, Dov Karmi, and engineer Zvi Barak in 1936. The Liebling Haus is one of 190 buildings included in the Historic Buildings Protection program.

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Overview of Liebling Haus

Entrance to the Liebling Haus

The center of the White City

The mission of the center is to preserve the heritage of the White City and the buildings of the Bauhaus style. The Liebling Haus hosts various exhibitions and lectures by local and foreign speakers. The main permanent exhibition introduces visitors to the White City.

The building has galleries, workplaces, a research laboratory, a cafe and an ecological garden inspired by the Garden City according to the Geddes Plan - the first general plan of Tel Aviv, developed in 1925-1929 by Sir Patrick Geddes.

Architecture

The building was designed in the form of two three-storey blocks, which were interconnected through a stairwell. During the design, natural air circulation was provided due to specific windows and layout.

View of the Liebling Haus from above

The facade is located parallel to the street and the sea, in accordance with the principles of the Garden City according to the Geddes Plan. The long and narrow balconies on the facade are a local adaptation of Le Corbusier's ribbon windows, which serve to darken and cool residential premises.

The interior of the Liebling Haus

In 2003, UNESCO declared the White City, which includes 4,000 buildings in the Bauhaus style (German modernism), a World Heritage Site

Working hours

The museum is open daily, from Sunday to Thursday from 08:00 - 19:00, on Fridays from 08:00 to 14:00, on Saturdays from 10:00 to 14:00

Ticket price

Admission is free

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March 29, 2024

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