Mapping of Little Tel Aviv
The story of the establishment of Tel Aviv-Yafo begins in the twilight of Ottoman rule in Palestine, continues through the British Mandate of the Land of Israel and concludes at the Declaration of Independence of the State of Israel.
We will take a tour of the architectural timeline through which the city developed, from the traditional construction of the alleyways of Old Yafo, through the first Jewish neighborhoods outside of the walls of Yafo and the eclectic architectural style of Little Tel Aviv and the "White City" along Rothschild Boulevard and its surroundings, including the unique and impressive collection of Bauhaus buildings in the "International Style".
The Historic Railway Station
This railway station, which dates from the period of Turkish rule in the Land of Israel, connected the rail line from Jaffa Port to Jerusalem. The area contains a unique architectural collection from the periods of Ottoman rule, the German Templars and the British Mandate. The entire area, which has undergone preservation and currently functions as a tourist destination, contains an urban park with lawns and seating areas along the historic track alignment.
Engel House, 84 Rothschild Blvd. (1933)
An iconic building, which constituted a milestone of international architecture in Tel Aviv. Architect Zeev Rechter changed the face of the city when he designed a 4-story residential building standing on open columns inspired by Le Corbusier's modernism.
Habima Square of Culture
The best place to understand local culture through: the international architecture of Cultural Hall that was selected as one of the 50 best acoustical buildings in the world; Yaakov Garden, the shaded architectural pearl in the International Style and, nestled among them, the square is unified by the works of the environmental artist Dani Karavan.
Photo credit: Bar-Orian Architecture