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New Edition
Meeting place: Beit Ariela lobby, 25 Shaul HaMelech Blvd.
Friday, May 19th, 12:00  
Accessabile Tour
Original architects: Lofenfeld Gamerman, 1977; Building renovation and renewal: Mayslits Kassif Architects, 2017
Tours with the architect Ganit Mayslits Kassif at Beit Ariela, which is in the midst of a multiphase refurbishment process. The renovations are expected to produce a dramatic change in the building and transform it from a public library into a knowledge and learning center that includes work and meeting spaces open to the public. During the tour, Mayslits Kassif will talk about the planned changes in the building and their impact on the entire complex.
Open tour. Reservations not required.
Ariela`s Treasures
Meeting place: Beit Ariela lobby, 25 Shaul HaMelech Blvd.
Saturday, May 20th, 12:30  
Accessabile Tour
A rare opportunity to become familiar with the treasures found in four departments at Beit Ariela, which is the largest and oldest public library in Israel: the Gabbai Theatre Archive, the Israel Dance Archive, the Children and Youth Library, and the Newspaper Section.
The tour of each department will last about 30 minutes and include a presentation of items belonging to the library`s collection that are of special value, such as the set and costume sketches made by the leading Hebrew theater designers in `Little Tel Aviv` and examples of movement notations from different periods, starting in the 15th century. Visitors will be divided into 4 groups of 15 for parallel tours of the four departments. The entire tour lasts about two hours.
Open tour for the first 60 people in line. Reservations not required.
Tel Aviv from the 42nd Floor
36 Rothschild Blvd.
Thursday, May 18th, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00, 16:30, 17:00 and 17:30  
Accessabile Tour
Architects: Richard Meier & Partners Architects, BLK Architects, 2016
Guided tours of the posh and iconic Meier Tower on Rothschild Boulevard, with its 42 floors, which was designed by the renowned architect and recipient of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, Richard Meier. The tours will include a short film about the tower`s architectural concept, a visit in the penthouse apartment, which offers a breathtaking view of the city, and in the common areas of the building: the semi-Olympic pool, spa, Jacuzzi, gym, wine cellar, and lobby that features changing art exhibitions. The 30-minute tours will also talk about the operational aspects of managing an upscale tower in the 21st century, with 24/7 concierge services, six parking and storage floors, five express elevators, and more.
8 tours for the first 25 people in line. Reservations not required.
Anglo-Palestine Bank
18 Yefet St., Jaffa
Saturday, May 20th, 12:00-19:00.   At 16:00 and 17:00, there will be guided tours led by the   building`s preservation architect, Naor Mimar.  
House for reservation
Original architect: unknown; Preservation architect: Mimar Naor Architecture & Conservation Ltd., 2016
An open house at this impressive and highly important historic building in Jaffa. It once housed the offices of Anglo-Palestine Bank (APB) that helped finance the construction of the first 60 buildings in Ahuzat Bayit – which was subsequently renamed Tel Aviv. This APB branch, which later became Bank Leumi, was built at the end of the 19th century when people began venturing outside the walls of the Jaffa`s Old City. It belonged to a group of buildings that were constructed near the Old City wall and moat, originally intended to be a residence whose large common space was designed in a style frequently found in other upscale homes in the area. After it became a bank branch, the building was decorated with frescos, marble floors and elegantly crafted carpentry. The preservation works at the site included the refurbishment of the top floor and its facades, as well as the restoration of the front balcony, the stone decorations, and the intricate carpentry works inside the building.
Open house and open tours. Reservations not required.
Yad LeBanim
63 Pinkas St.
Friday, May 19th, 10:30   (the building will be open to visitors starting at 9:00)  
Accessabile Tour
Architects: Israel Lotan and Zvi Toren, 1962. Renovation architect: Lotan Architects. A project in the planning stage.
The architects Rami and Hila Lotan lead this tour at Yad LeBanim, which now serves as a municipal cultural center. Designed by their grandfather, the building is scheduled to undergo renovation and expansion works that are expected to start soon. The renovation is part of a refurbishment process taking place at the community center that will enable it offer more activities. The architects will talk about the unique planning process that characterized the original construction, in which the architects were given a totally free hand. The results can still be found in each of its elements: in the blueprint, in the construction details, in the way the building was situated on the lot and, most of all, in the reserved perception of memory and commemoration that it represents. The architects will also present the future plans for the building.
Open tour. Reservations not required.
The Designer Hila Motil`s Apartment
1 Maharal St., Apt. 1
Friday, May 19th, 10:00-15:00 | Saturday, May 20th, 10:00-15:00  
Accessabile Tour
A visit at an apartment that was revamped from top to bottom and remodeled to meet the needs of the designer`s young family. The works included maximum and creative utilization of storage spaces and a space for a home-based business. The apartment is designed in a European style with wooden floors and wood-framed windows that were especially imported from Poland, as well as brass furnishings that were purchased abroad – some of which on collectibles websites.
Open house. Reservations not required.
The Righteousness Plot
Meeting place: the main entrance to the Kiryat Shaul Cemetery, Kiryat Shaul St. (Waze: Kiryat Shaul Cemetery)
Friday, May 19th, 10:00 and 12:00  
At the beginning of the 1990`s, the Chief Rabbi of Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel Meir Lau, and the former mayor of the city, the late Shlomo Lahat, took a brave step and established a special section at the Kiryat Shaul cemetery for the Righteous Among the Nations (non-Jews who saved Jews during the Holocaust). These tours with Yael Rosen, who knew many of the people now buried there, are an opportunity to hear about the extraordinary community of the Righteous Among the Nations, who came to Israel after World War II, and become familiar with their stories. The tours, which last about 40 minutes, include a 10-minute walk to the gravesites.
2 open tours. Reservations not required.
HoneyBook`s Offices
30 Ibn Gabirol St., London Ministore Mall, Lobby C, 1st floor
Thursday, May 18th, 15:00-18:30;   tours for 20 people will start every 20 minutes.  
Accessabile Tour
Interior design: Studio Architectica – Naomi Hendler and Michal Reich Touti, 2016
A visit at the offices of a startup company located in downtown Tel Aviv, whose unconventional design is consistent with the organization`s belief in an open space working environment and in giving employees a sense of feeling at home. During the tours, the architects who designed the offices will talk about the motif they chose, which incorporates alternative seating options such as hammocks, colorful artifacts that create an eclectic ambience, and a wealth of plants.
Open tours. Reservations not required.
Eliyahu Golomb`s Residence – The Hagana Museum
23 Rothschild Blvd.
Friday, May 19th, 9:00-13:00  
Architect: Yosef Tischler, 1923; Yohanan Ratner (Museum addition), 1960-1961
A guided tour of the Golomb family`s residence that recounts their story and that of the Hagana, which was founded there and served as the organization`s secret headquarters until Golomb`s death in June 1945. It also depicts life in Tel Aviv in the city`s early days. The house was restored at the beginning of the 1960`s when the Hagana Museum was opened on the premises.
Open house. Reservations not required.
Krieger House – The Rothschild 71
71 Rothschild Blvd.
Thursday, May 18th, 12:30,   Thursday, May 18th, 13:00 |   Saturday, May 20th, 14:30,   Saturday, May 20th, 15:00  
House for reservation
Architect: Zeev Rechter, 1934; Added wing and preservation architects: Michal and Hezi Berkowitz, 1999
Guided tours of a restored International Style building known as Krieger House. For a number of decades, the house was occupied by family members of the original owners, the physicians Dr. Moshe and Dr. Fanny (Tchlenoff) Krieger. It is now a boutique hotel following its refurbishment in 2012. The tours will start in the ground floor lounge where the history of the house will be recounted. After that, visitors will be shown some of the apartments that were remodeled in 2012, designed in a contemporary style that preserved the Bauhaus elements. The tour will also include the building`s stairwell, whose original design remains untouched. The Kriegers` grandchildren will accompany some of the tours.
Reservations are required for all 4 tours; each is limited to 25 participants.
The Ecological Blueprint of Rothschild Boulevard
Meeting place: the monument at the corner of Rothschild Blvd.and Nahlat Binyamin St
Friday, May 19th, 17:00  
Echologic Tour
Valentina Nelin, a sustainable building consultant, leads this 90-minute tour. It will examine the built environment through ecological glasses and look at the most famous boulevard in the country from a different angle – viewing it as a model for how to address ventilation, light and shade-related challenges.
Open tour. Reservations not required.
Nahum Gutman Museum of Art – Writer`s House
19-21 Shimon Rokach St., Neve Tzedek
Saturday, May 20th, 11:00 and 12:00  
Two open tours with the architect Roni Seibert at one of the first buildings constructed in Neve Tzedek, which at the beginning of the 20th century served as a center and meeting place for local writers and intellectuals. Some of them even lived there. After many years during which it was unoccupied, the building was renovated and converted into a museum that showcases the works of Nahum Gutman. The tour, which will talk about the history of the building and the architectural solutions that were implemented in order to make it a museum, also includes a brief visit in the new wing.
2 open tours. Reservations not required.
Yitzhak Sadeh`s Historic Home
3 Zichron Kedoshim St., Jaffa
Friday, May 19th, 11:30 and 12:45  
Architect: unknown; built by an Egyptian company in the 1940`s
A visit at the historic home of Yitzhak Sadeh, the founder and first commander of the Palmach, which was meticulously restored by his son and daughter-in-law. The tour includes Sadeh`s room, which contains his photographs, a simple bed and a collection of weapons and battle maps. Visitors will also be able to see the beautiful garden that overlooks the Mediterranean, where Sadeh hosted Yigal Alon, Yitzhak Rabin, Moshe Sneh, Israel Galili, Natan Alterman, Hanna Rovina, and Avraham Shlonsky. The garden features archaeological relics, stone-paved paths, and stairs leading to the sea that Sadeh carved out himself. There is also a British military railroad car that Sadeh used as a war room when serving as the commander of Division 8.
Both tours are limited to 20 people on a first come, first served basis. Reservations not required.
In the Path of Light
Meeting place: 16 HaHashmal St.
Thursday, May 18th, 18:30 and 20:30 | Friday, May 19th, 8:30, 10:45 and 13:00  
Walking tours that trace the history of electrical power generation in Tel Aviv-Yafo, including a visit at the restored Board of Directors building of the Israel Electric Corporation. The story behind the first power plant in pre-State Israel and the infrastructure used to supply electricity to the homes in the city by transformer stations will also be told. Visitors will be shown one of those stations, which dates back to the 1920`s and is still in operation. The tour will also highlight some fascinating details about Pinhas Rutenberg, who founded the Israel Electric Corporation. The 90-minute tours – held in cooperation with the Israel Electric Corporation and the Society for Preservation of Israel Heritage Sites – will be led by Michal Sasson Bibi.
Each of the 5 tours is limited to the first 50 people in line. Reservations not required.
On Both Sides of the Track
Meeting place: the garden next to 24 HaRabbi Mibachrach St. (next to the parking lot on Elifelet St.)
Thursday, May 18th, 16:00  
A tour along Jaffa`s historic railroad, which will examine the new reality it created on both sides of the track and attempt to answer the following questions: Did the track link or divide the neighborhoods and the people living alongside it? Why did it draw a variety of different groups – including religious and messianic communities, entrepreneurs, and dream-filled pioneers? How did the opening of the train station change the people`s concepts of time and distance? And what, if any, impact has the railroad had on the region today? The three-hour tour, led by Michal Weissman, will end at the starting point. Michal Weissman`s website
Reservations are required; the tour is limited to 35 participants.
In the Path of the Bezalel Ceramics Painted Tiles
Meeting place: the corner of Herzl St. and Ahad Ha`am St.
Friday, May 19th, 10:30  
The tour, led by Tehila Koenigstein, will highlight works of art that were created by Bezalel Academy teachers (Zeev Raban, Boris Schatz and others) in the 1920`s. The works were incorporated in the facades of homes located in the part of the city known as Little Tel Aviv - forming a kind of open-air museum. The idea behind this unique collection was jointly conceived by Meir Dizengoff, Tel Aviv`s first mayor, and Boris Schatz, the founder of Bezalel, who sought to give the first Hebrew city a uniform Jewish and Land of Israel character. 
Reservations are required; the tour is limited to 35 participants.
A Small City with Many Mosaics
Meeting place: the corner of Herzl St. and Ahad Ha`am St.
Thursday, May 18th, 17:00  
Led by Tehila Koenigstein, this tour will be devoted to Nahum Gutman and the mosaic works he created, which featured images from Biblical stories, Greek mythology, the history of Tel Aviv, and other motifs. The tour includes the mosaic depicting the history of Tel Aviv (which was originally on display in Beit Ha`ir Square and was relocated to 1 Rothschild Boulevard) and the mosaic commemorating the Herzliya Gymnasium.
Reservations are required; the tour is limited to 35 participants.
Bialik House
22 Bialik St.
Saturday, May 20th, 10:30,   Saturday, May 20th, 12:00  
Architect: Yosef Minor, 1924; Preservation architect: Nitza Szmuk, 2007; Plan: Ayelet Bitan Shlonsky; Exhibition editor: Shmuel Avineri
Two guided tours at the home of Israel`s national poet, which underwent painstaking restoration. The tours will highlight the special role that Bialik House has played in Hebrew culture and local architecture, in addition to describing how the restoration and preservation works were carried out at the Bialik Complex. Visitors will also be introduced to the Oriental facet of Bialik`s world.
The hour-long tours will be led alternately by Ayelet Bitan Shlonsky, the chief curator and director of the Bialik Complex, and members of the Bialik House staff.
Reservations are required for both tours; each is limited to 25 participants.
Beit Ha`Ir
27 Bialik St., Bialik Square
Saturday, May 20th, 10:30,   Saturday, May 20th, 12:00  
House for reservation
Architect: Moshe Tzerner, 1925; Renovation and preservation architects: Efrat-Kowalsky Architects; Interior architecture: Efrat-Kowalsky Architects and Dan Hasson, 2009; Plan: Ayelet Bitan Shlonsky; Restoration of Meir Dizengoff`s office: Dr. Doron Luria
Tours of Beit Ha`Ir (Tel Aviv`s former City Hall), which was reopened to the public in honor of the city`s centennial in 2009 following extensive refurbishment and remodeling. In keeping with the origin of Tel Aviv`s name, the renovated building incorporates a blend of old and new, including the restoration of Meir Dizengoff`s `time capsule` office and the permanent exhibits dealing with a variety of Tel Aviv-related topics.  Visitors will also be able to see the collective exhibition now on display – Prettimess – which is part of the "Collectives Create at Beit Ha`ir" project.
The 60-minute tours will be led alternately by Ayelet Bitan Shlonsky, the chief curator and director of the Bialik Complex, and members of the Beit Ha`Ir staff.
Reservations are required for both tours; each is limited to 30 participants.
The History of the Decorative Floor Tiles
130 Herzl St.
Friday, May 19th, 10:00-16:00 |   Saturday, May 20th, 10:00-17:00  
An open house at Gluska – the longstanding factory in south Tel Aviv which has been manufacturing decorative tiles since the 1920`s. The tours will describe the history of tile making at Gluska by highlighting three different aspects of the craft, mention some famous buildings where decorative files have been installed over the years, and illustrate the traditional production process used to create each tile manually.
Open factory. Reservations not required.
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