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The registration will begin on May 16th.

21.
Presence and Absence
Bulthaup Showroom, 3 HaTa`arucha St., Tel Aviv Port
Friday, May 23rd, 14:00  
An opportunity to meet the architect Pitsou Kedem, whose designs include the new Bulthaup Showroom, and hear from him about the planning process and thinking that guided his studio when working on different projects in the past decade.
The lecture lasts about an hour, following which Kedem will answer questions from the audience.
Reservations not required; the session is limited to 50 participants on a first come, first served basis.
 
 
22.
In the Footsteps of the Flying Camel
Meeting place: the corner of Ibn Gevirol St. and Rokach Blvd.
Friday, May 23rd, 17:45  
House for reservationAccessabile Tour
A tour in English sponsored by the Global City and Tourism Administration.
A tour led by Yossi Goldberg, who has researched the history of fairs in Tel Aviv. It will pass through the Yarkon Peninsula and trace the architecture and history of the Levant Fair that took place 80 years ago. Goldberg will also talk about the development and restoration works that have recently been carried out in the area.
Open tour. Reservations not required.
 
 
23.
The Levant Fair – The Architectural Angle
Meeting place: the corner of Dizengoff St. and HaTa`arucha St.
Friday, May 23rd, 16:00  
House for reservation

A tour with an architectural-historical focus led by Yossi Goldberg, who has researched the history of fairs in Tel Aviv.  The tour marks the 80th anniversary of the dedication of this complex, where one of the largest and most inspirational events took place in Tel Aviv in the 1930`s – the Levant Fair, which was an international fair modeled after an expo (a world fair displaying various achievements). Goldberg will talk about how the idea of the fair was conceived, as well as the renewed development works currently underway at the complex. He will also point out the pavilions that were originally designed in the International Style by the best architects of the time. The tour lasts about 90 minutes.

Reservations are required; the tour is limited to 45 participants.

 
 
24.
The Art of Hanging
Art Market, 3 HaTa`arucha St., Levant Fair
Friday, May 23th, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00 and 14:00  

Do you know how to buy art for your home or office?  What are the proper criteria for choosing art that is going to be hung at home, and do they even exist?  How should art work be hung and illuminated at home?  Should the purchase of art work be regarded a long-term financial investment?  Sessions with Motti Abramovitz, the person behind Art Market, which is an art space specializing in the sale of works of art just like any other decorative piece intended for the home.  Abramovitz will address the questions that typically emerge when deciding whether to buy a work of art for the home, and attempt to put a crack in the reverence that Israeli culture attaches to this matter.  Each session lasts about 30 minutes.

4 open sessions for the first 30 people in line. Reservations not required.

 
 
25.
The Tel Aviv Lighthouse
1a Rehavam Ze`evy St., next to the Reading Power Station
Friday, May 23rd, 12:00-18:00; Saturday, May 24th, 11:00-17:00  
House for reservationFit for children
A chance to learn about this historic structure that was erected in 1936 as part of the facilities built at the first Hebrew port. It is opening its doors following many decades during which it was closed and in a state of neglect. The lighthouse served as a beacon for ships entering the port and warned them of the source of the Yarkon River estuary.
During opening hours, visitors will be able to go up to the balconies, but not to the top of the lighthouse.
Open house. Reservations not required.
 
 
26.
Bikes and Amusements
Departure point: the entrance to the Daniel Rowing Centre at HaYarkon Park, across from the Reading Parking Lot
Saturday, May 24th, 9:00  
Fit for children
The Israel Bicycle Association and "HaPedal" invite parents and children to join a bike tour around the city`s amusement parks, during which they can stop for some fun at the parks along the way. Cyclists will be taking a circular route that goes from the Rowing Centre to the Bird`s Head, and back. The tour will be led by certified guides from "HaPedal" and the Israel Bicycle Association.
The tour is suitable for adults and their children who can ride a bike without training wheels or are placed in appropriate child seats/trailers.
Participation is at the sole liability of the cyclists. Children under the age of 14 will not be allowed to join the tour without being accompanied by a parent.
Come equipped with water, a helmet and a bike in good condition.
Open tour. Reservations not required.
 
 
27.
The Apartment With the Most Beautiful View in Town
42 Ussishkin St., Apartment 18
Thursday, May 22nd, 16:00-20:00; Saturday, May 24th, 10:00-14:00  
Inaccessabile Tour
Plan and interior design: Sorana Kfir
A penthouse apartment that was built under City Plan 38 (whose purpose is to make buildings earthquake-resistant and add housing units). The original tier-like design of the building was preserved in the new penthouse apartments. The existing constraint created an opportunity for an unusual blueprint based on two intertwined rings on different tiers of the building, in the middle of which – and in the third tier – the nucleus of the bedrooms is located. Consequently, the apartment enjoys multiple views of the landscape and separated living areas.
Open house. Reservations not required.
 
 
28.
The Israel Conservatory of Music
25 Louis Marshall St. and the corner of 19 Stricker St.
Saturday, May 24th, 10:00-14:00  
Fit for childrenAccessabile Tour
Architects: Edna and Rafael Lerman, 2012; Yard design: Giller-Lederman Architects, 2012
The conservatory of music opens its doors for a round of historical and contemporary tours, accompanied by music performed by its students:
At 10:00 and 12:00, the landscape architect Israel Lederman, who designed the yard at the building as a common space with no fences - that draws the public closer to music, in general, and to the conservatory, in particular, will talk about the yard and its Indian banyan trees.
At 10:30 and 12:30, Sari Gal will recount the stories of the Yarkon Hospital, the New Immigrants House, and the historic building once situated on the site, which was built in 1937. The lectures, held in the auditorium, will present historic photographs of the hospital and previously unpublished information. The lectures will last about 30 minutes.
At 11:15 and 13:15, tours about the building that was razed and rebuilt (partially according to the original blueprint) due to structural stability problems. The new building contains a chamber music auditorium, rehearsal rooms, and a recording hall that were adapted to contemporary standards. 
Open house and tours. Reservations not required.
 
 
29.
The Inner Landscape
8 Eybeschutz St., 3rd floor, Apartment 12
Friday, May 23rd, 11:00-14:00; Saturday, May 24th, 11:00-14:00  

Interior design: Hila Caspi, Caspi-Ravid Architects, 2012

A 90-square meter apartment that was designed for a young family in an urban and contemporary style.  By incorporating collections belonging to the owners and artistic photographs taken by one of them to cover elements in the kitchen and bedroom, the architect managed to create a personal ambience in the apartment that echoes the world and experiences of those who live there.

Open house. Reservations not required.

 
 
30.
In the Days of Abraham
Meeting place: 15 Maharal St.
Friday, May 23rd, 16:00  
House for reservation

A tour with the architect Yermi Hoffman, who heads the Preservation Department at the Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality. He will trace the work of the architect Abraham Yasky, a recipient of the Israel Prize in 1982, who died in March of this year.  The tour will focus on the Brutalist style that was prevalent in downtown Tel Aviv around the time the State of Israel was established, reflected in particular in residential buildings and the design of Kikar Malchei Yisrael (now Rabin Square).  Hoffman will talk about the changes in Tel Aviv`s architectural language, which went from white and utopian architecture (in the 1930`s and 1940`s) to Brutalist architecture in the 1950`s and 1960`s, including the innovative perceptions of residential living that characterized it.  The architect Yuval Yasky, who heads the Architecture Department at Bezalel and is the late Abraham Yasky`s son, will join the tour.

* The tour is especially long and involves a lot of walking.

Open tour. Reservations not required.

 
 
31.
A Revolution in the Yard of Building #2
Garden 444, the corner of 4 Lipsky St. and 44 Moshe Sharet St.
Saturday, May 24th, 10:00, 12:00 and 16:00  
Fit for childrenEchologic Tour
Sessions with David Shemesh and Adar Oppenheim, who live on 4 Lipsky Street. They will showcase the garden they planted in their yard exactly a year ago, after being inspired by a similar garden they saw on Be`eri Street during Houses from Within 2013.
They will describe the process of setting up the garden in the yard of an apartment building, as well as the challenges they dealt with on their own and as a result of their contacts with the other residents. They will also offer some tips based on their experience growing vegetables (beets, onions, celery, baby radishes, broccoli, lettuce, carrots, butternut squash, corn, watermelons, et al.) and herbs in a city using different techniques, both in the ground and in hanging baskets.
3 open sessions. Reservations not required.
 
 
32.
Ayala Zachs`s Residence
13 Ben Gurion Blvd.
Thursday, May 22nd, 16:00-21:00; Friday, May 23rd, 9:00-15:00.  
House for reservation
Architect: Dov Karmi, 1954
An open house at a villa whose construction was the outcome of an uncommon dialog between the woman who commissioned it and the architect. It ultimately resulted in a building with a tranquil, reserved and unusual presence in the Tel Aviv landscape. Visitors will also have a chance to see the impressive art collection found in the house, which currently serves as a branch of the Open University`s Continuing Studies School.
Open house. Reservations not required.
 
 
33.
Ben Gurion House
17 Ben Gurion Blvd.
Thursday, May 22nd, 8:00-15:00; Friday, May 23rd, 8:00-13:00;    Saturday, May 24th, 10:00-14:00  
House for reservationFit for children

Architect: the engineer David Tuvia, 1930-1931

An open house at the private residence of David and Paula Ben Gurion, offering a glimpse of the couple`s modest lifestyle and impressive library.  Visitors can tour the house on their own or take part in a guided tour, which will be offered every hour on the hour for the first 50 people in line.

Open house. Reservations not required.

 
 
34.
A Weather Vane
Meeting place: The olive tree in the middle of Rabin Square
Friday, May 23rd, 12:00 and 14:00; Saturday, May 24th, 20:30 and 22:00  
The vocal performance ensemble – "Abra" – in a work that uncovers acoustic features of intimacy and statism at Rabin Square. The work, created by Noa Haran, Faye Shapiro, Yifat Ziv and Hanan Ben-Simon, investigates the square which, on the one hand, is a venue where rallies and large-scale performances are held and has known countless historic moments and, the other, is a spot where individuals and families go for recreation. The performance creates a dialog between the physical presence of the vocalists who are actually found on the large square and their amplified voices. How can voices map out the square? How do speeches and songs that once were, and are no more, echo? Where are we and where is our voice? The performance lasts 30 minutes. Sound: Lars Sergel.
Open performances. Reservations not required.
 
 
35.
The Architect Who Designed City Hall
Meeting place: Near the Rabin memorial, 69 Ibn Gevirol st.
Friday, May 23rd, 9:30. The tour lasts about 90 minutes.  
Accessabile Tour
Original architect: Menachem Cohen, 1966. Lobby renovation: Menachem Cohen, Asaf Lerman, and the Zahavi Studio. Stage II renovation: Menachem Cohen and Livay Dvoriansky Architects, 2014
Marking the 50th anniversary of the dedication of Tel Aviv-Yafo`s City Hall, and in honor of the launch of the book "The Architect Who Designed City Hall," the architect Menachem Cohen will present the building he designed, looking at it from the outside and from some of its inner spaces as well. At the age of 26, Cohen won the architectural design competition held at the time – for constructing an office building, which back then was the largest, tallest and the most cutting-edge one in Israel. Cohen will describe the planning process, the ideas that guided him, the hardships and the accomplishments.   The tour will highlight the urban standing of City Hall in relation to Rabin Square, Ibn Gevirol Street and Gan Ha`Ir.
After the tour, participants will be able to purchase the book at a discount.
Open house. Reservations not required.
 
 
36.
Look Down at Your Hands
Meeting place: the corner of Hen Blvd. and Mane St.
Thursday, May 22nd, 20:00-22:30;    Friday, May 23rd, 12:00-15:30;   Saturday, May 24th, 20:30-22:30.   A performance will start every 30 minutes.  
This creation, by Rotem Volk, Amit Davidson, Alex Polonsky and Chen Zausmer, is a sound performance that involves the audience and invites spectators to embark on an intimate journey while wearing headphones, during which they will uncover the familiar urban environment through the eyes of someone else. Only 4 participants can join each performance, all of whom will take their own route on Hen Boulevard and experience it through a personal story inspired by a resident of the neighborhood. The creation is part of an international project that began in London and has now come to Tel Aviv. Each performance lasts about 20 minutes.
Reservations are required for all 19 performances; each is limited to 4 participants.
To sign up: 054-6592922
 
 
37.
Traffic Control Center
68 Ben Gurion Blvd. (the entrance is at 5 Pilon St.)
Friday, May 23rd, 9:00 (a tour for Maximum Tel Aviv cardholders),    Friday, May 23rd, 9:45.    Friday, May 23rd, 10:30.   Friday, May 23rd, 11:15.   Friday, May 23rd, 12:00.   
The Traffic Control Center, located on the roof of the Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality`s Engineering Administration, is where all of the city`s traffic is regulated. During the visit, the Center`s traffic engineers will explain how they manage to solve transportation-related problems created as a result of impaired infrastructures, various malfunctions, and the temperament of the Israeli driver. The Center is run using standard hardware as well as sophisticated software and communications systems (developed by the staff members themselves), coupled with an impressive share of intelligence, ingenuity, and insight.
Reservations are required for all 5 tours; each is limited to 18 participants
 
 
38.
Planning and the city
68 Ben Gurion Blvd., in the yard of the Engineering Administration
Thursday, May 22nd, 19:30-23:00.  
Accessabile Tour
An evening with planners from the Planning dipartment of the Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality, during which they will present the plans, initiatives, inspections, and studies currently underway in the city shown against the backdrop of changing images and different forms of expression.
The 23 very short presentations will encompass the entire city and address the burning planning issues that concern all of us and affect the near and more distant future of the city (housing, hi-rises, rail transportation, the coastline, urban renewal, etc.). The presentations offer an extraordinary opportunity to meet the people who are responsible for the urban plans presently being formulated, and to hear about them first-hand.
Open to the public.
 
 
39.
On the Table: An Exhibit of Projects Underway
68 Ben Gurion Blvd.
Thursday, May 22nd, 19:00-23:00; Friday, May 23rd, 10:00-13:00  
Accessabile Tour
The Engineering Administration at the Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality opens its doors for two days, during which the municipal planning teams will showcase the largest, most important and most influential projects in the city that are currently on their drawing boards. The projects will be presented through exhibits in the teams` offices, brief lectures, and discussions, including documents that unveil the work, research and planning processes that go into them. Blueprints, simulations and presentations will be displayed on computers in the offices and on screens in the conference rooms.
The exhibits will be on display in the teams` offices in the Engineering Administration Building, 68 Ben Gurion Blvd., on the 3rd and 4th floors. Detailed signage regarding the exhibits will be posted at the entrance to the building.
Open exhibits. Reservations not required.
 
 
40.
A Miracle Unto the Nations
68 Ben Gurion Blvd., Engineering Administration Building, 3rd floor
Friday, May 23rd, 10:00  
Accessabile Tour
The architect Mandy Rosenfeld, from Rosenfeld-Arens Architects, presents the plan prepared by his firm for southern Tel Aviv, extending across an area of about 50 acres (east of Sha`alabim Street and south of Ben Zvi Road). The plan is especially innovative when compared to urban thinking that was common in Israel in the past few decades. It proposes the development of a new boulevard for the southern part of the city, and includes patent urban features such as zero lot line building, public and commercial uses on the ground floors, a mix of residential, commercial and public building uses, and ten-story construction.
A presentation of the plan will be made every 20 minutes, including a description of the planned construction-vacation-construction that will be implemented and managed by a special development administration. The presentations will be followed by a discussion.
The sessions are limited to 25 participants on a first come, first served basis.
 
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