An Architectural Tour of Some Special Sites
in and around the City of Haifa
Led by Ron Traub
Architect and Tour Guide
On Wednesday, June 5th 2013
From 8:00 A.M. to 5 P.M. approx.
ARCHITECTURE – A physical manifestation of the prevailing times
THE COPPER HOUSE
Is an example of prefabricated housing which first made its appearance during the Mandate Period. All parts of the structure were assembled in a factory, transported to the site and reassembled on site. Assembly on site could take as little as one day, & it was hoped that this could solve the housing shortage which was prevalent at the time.
THE SAIL TOWER
Is defined as High-Tech Architecture. Proponents of this style claim that by using aircraft technology, defects in earlier steel & glass structures could be overcome.
THE HAIFA POWER PLANT
Is the first electrical infrastructure established in Israel. Built in 1935, it was housed in a building designed in the International Style. Characteristic of the International Style is its indifference to location or climate and its rejection of historical precedent or the local vernacular style.
AMOS GITAI ARCHITECTURAL MUSEUM
Is housed in the former studio of the late Bauhaus architect – Munio Gitai Weinraub. His son, Amos Gitai Weinraub, also an architect, converted the studio into a museum in honor of his late father and other Bauhaus architects who fled Germany with the rise of Nazism. The Bauhaus movement was started by Walter Gropius in Germany who in 1919 perceived an architectural style free of historicism.
Bring your own lunch.
Cost: 145NIS Member / 160NIS Non-member
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