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Silence in a Box
98 Dizengoff St., in the basement
Friday, May 15th, 16:00-18:00; Saturday, May 16th, 10:00-18:00.    Guided tours will start every hour, on the hour until 17:00.  
Inaccessabile Tour
Acoustic designer: Omer Karni, 2014
A glimpse of a music school and recording studio concealed beneath Dizengoff Street, one of the busiest locations in the country, which manages to function well thanks to acoustic soundproofing solutions. The tours will be led by Doron Giat, the founder and director of the music school, Omer Karni, the acoustic consultant who accompanied the project, and Muhammad Odalla, the CEO of "Zaki Tim," the contractor that performed the work. The tours will explain basic concepts in acoustics, sound and acoustic planning, how acoustically soundproof rooms are created, common problems, and a demonstration of the solutions that were implemented at the school and studio – some of which were also incorporated in the design (such as rooms within rooms, colorful acoustic tiles, etc.).
9 guided tours for the first 12 people in line. Reservations not required.
The Doctor`s House
The corner of 6 Aharonovitch St. and Luria St.
Thursday May 14th, 16:00-19:00; Saturday, May 16th, 10:00-14:00  
Inaccessabile Tour
Interior architecture: Raz Alon and Oren Golan – Studio Golan/&/Alon, 2015
A visit at an apartment located in a 1937 building earmarked for preservation (which in the past was also an Etzel headquarters). The apartment was originally built for a physician as a family residence that included a clinic with a separate entrance. Although the residence and clinic were joined during the renovations, an attempt was made to maintain the character of the original 1930`s Tel Aviv apartment – with its spacious rooms, tall ceilings and large windows. The original flooring was preserved throughout most of the apartment, the radiators were refurbished as were the interior doors and closets. The current layout is also similar to the original one.
Open house. Reservations not required.
A Preschool Revolution
Friday, May 15th, 9:00;   Friday, May 15th, 11:30  
Accessabile Tour
The tour is cancelled

Meeting place for the first tour: 22 Tchernikovsky St.; Meeting place for the second tour: next to the memorial on Rabin Square
In 2011, following social protests, the Government of Israel amended the Compulsory Education Law to include children from the age of three. That decision led to the establishment of thousands of preschool classes around the country. This tour will visit 4 preschools located downtown, with a focus on the planning challenges Tel Aviv has faced in recent years resulting from the growth in the number of children in the city and the implementation of the new law: integrating preschools in the city`s fabric, multi-story preschools, playgrounds on the second floor, etc.
The tour will be led by Naama Riva, XNet`s architecture correspondent, who recently curated an exhibition dealing with preschools.
Reservations are required for both tours; each is limited to 25 participants.
Cinema Hotel
1 Zamenhoff St., Dizengoff Square
Thursday, May 14th, 17:00   Friday, May 15th, 12:00   Friday, May 15th, 13:00   Friday, May 15th, 14:00   Saturday, May 16th, 12:00   Saturday, May 16th, 13:00   Saturday, May 16th, 14:00  
House for reservationAccessabile Tour
Architect: Yehuda Magidovich, 1939; Renovation architect: Aryeh Debilanski, 2001
A visit at a Bauhaus building that underwent restoration and a change in land use designation, turning the legendary Esther Cinema into a boutique hotel (the first in Israel). Through original posters and brochures printed in the middle of the 20th century, the hotel preserves the history of the movie theater, which operated out of the building for some 50 years. It also tells the story of its founders, the Netanel family, who came to Israel from the British Crown Colony of Aden.
Led by the historian Danny Goldschmidt, who is Esther`s grandson (whom the former movie theater was named after), the tour will leave from the hotel lobby and point out the original spaces that were preserved as well as the collection of cameras, projectors and posters that are on permanent display. Participants will also be able to see some of the rooms in the hotel and go up to the balcony that overlooks Zina Dizengoff Square.
for all 7 tours; each is limited to 40 participants.
The Dunkelbaum Residence
Meeting place: the corner of 1 Yael St. and 9 Shulamit St.
Saturday, May 16th, 10:00  
House for reservation
Architect: Oskar Kaufmann, 1935
Shamir Zelkin, an Architecture student at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, has taken a preliminary documentation of the Donkelblum house as part of his work for Segev-Sokoletsky Architects office. He will lead the tour which will focus on the building, planned by Oskar Kaufmann, who also designed Habima Theater and was one of the most important theater architects of his time in Europe. Zelkin will highlight the theatrical elements found in the home and the unique style that characterized Kaufmann, which are articulated in the building through an unusual combination with modernistic principles. The nearby Shulamit Garden, which is an example of the Geddes plan, will also be part of the tour.
Open tour. Reservations not required.
German Motifs in Bauhaus Buildings
Meeting place: Shulamit Garden, the corner of Yael St. and Shulamit St.
Friday, May 15th, 14:00  
House for reservation
There are Bauhaus buildings in downtown Tel Aviv that still have shutters, ceramic tiles and other elements that were manufactured in Germany in the 1930`s. They made their way here as part of what is known as the Transfer Agreement, which was reached between the Nazi authorities and the Jewish Agency in 1933, with British Mandatory Government approval. Under the agreement, German Jews emigrating to Palestine were allowed to retain some of the value of their property by purchasing German goods that were exported to Palestine through a Zionist company. Upon arrival in the country, the immigrants were paid for the goods they had purchased in Germany, thereby salvaging some of their assets which otherwise would have been confiscated. Many of the goods in question were used in the local construction industry. The 60-minute tour, led by Shlomit Gross from the Bauhaus Center, will trace the use of those materials in buildings in the city.
Open tour. Reservations not required.
An Apartment on the Boulevard
The corner of 5 Mane St. and Hen Boulevard, Apt. 3
Thursday, May 14th, 17:00-19:00; Friday May 15th, 9:00-12:00;    Saturday, May 16th, 9:00-15:00  
Inaccessabile Tour
The corner of 5 Mane St. and Hen Boulevard, Apt. 3
Interior architecture: Maoz Price and Michal Beinisch, 2014
A visit at a single-story, 200 square meter apartment that was designed by the owners. Situated in a typical 1950`s Tel Aviv building, the apartment enjoys many of its original architectural features, including tall ceilings and balconies facing the boulevard. During the remodeling, the apartment was divided into three zones: the living room and kitchen zone, the children`s zone, and the parents` zone that also contains an office.
Open house. Reservations not required.
WeWork Dubnov
7 Dubnov St.
Thursday, May 14th, 14:00-19:00; Friday, May 15th, 10:00-12:00  
Accessabile Tour
Architect: Yohanan Ratner, 1960.
A look at the former Bnei Akiva youth movement center that recently underwent a complete design transformation, converting it into a coworking space for the WeWork community. The modernist building, whose unusual shape is reminiscent of an open Torah scroll, was renovated in a contemporary style that included repartitioning. It now consists of around 100 private offices, 50 work stations in a shared space, lounges on every floor, a kitchen and conference rooms. The tours will be led by the architect Kfir Shaked, who was part of the project`s design team.
Open tours every 30 minutes for the first 20 people in line. Reservations not required.
Tel Aviv`s Courthouse
1 Weizman St.
Friday, May 15th, 10:00  
Accessabile Tour
Architects: Yacov Rechter-Amnon Rechter Architects, 2014
A tour with the architect Amnon Rechter, who designed the new wing of the courthouse in Tel Aviv. The tour will be of the tower that has increased the area of the original courthouse (designed by Yacov Rechter in 1966) by 23,000 square meters, so that it now consists of 56,000 square meters. The new tower, with its 22 above-ground and 6 below-ground floors, consists of 52 different sized courtrooms and 78 chambers for the judges and their law clerks. The new wing draws inspiration from the design of the original courthouse in terms of its finishing materials (raw concrete) and its cubed shape.
Reservations are required; the tour is limited to 45 participants.
The New Wing of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art
Meeting place: 27 Shaul Hamelech Blvd., at the entrance to the new wing
Thursday, May 14th, 17:00  
Accessabile Tour
Architect: Preston Scott Cohen (USA); Israeli architect: Amit Nemlich, 2011
A tour of the new wing of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, which is one of the most interesting buildings constructed in Israel in recent years. It will be led by Ms. Meira Yagid-Haimovici, the museum`s design and architecture curator. The new wing features a dynamic network of spaces that define an inner space and an outer shell of continual and complex surfaces. The award-winning building was designed by Preston Scott Cohen, Chair of the Department of Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
Reservations are required; the tour is limited to 50 participants.
The Tel Aviv Museum of Art Library
Meeting place: 27 Shaul Hamelech Blvd., at the entrance to the new wing
Friday, May 15th, 12:00  
Accessabile Tour
Architect: Preston Scott Cohen, 2011
A tour of the Meir Arison Art Library, led by its director, Yifat Keidar. She will talk about the history of the library, which was the first in Israel dedicated to art research, the rationale behind the library`s layout and location in the new wing of the museum, and the impact the library`s design has had on its role and standing as a gateway to information retrieval. Keidar will also point out some of the collections, including scanned versions of catalogs produced in the 1930`s and rare art books.
Reservations are required; the tour is limited to 60 participants.
The Sculpture Garden
27 Shaul Hamelech Blvd., the entrance to the new wing of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art
Friday, May 15th, 12:00;   Friday, May 15th, 13:30;  
Accessabile Tour
Tours with Varda Steinlauf, the curator of the sculpture garden at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. The garden was recently redesigned as an alcove where visitors can take a break and relax. The garden, which links the two wings of the museum, features works that are milestones in the history of modern sculpture. During the tour, Steinlauf will talk about the curation work that goes on behind the scenes as well as the sculptures installed in the garden.
Reservations are required for both tours; each is limited to 50 participants.
The David J. Azrieli Central Archives
Meeting place: the entrance to the Tel Aviv Museum`s main building
Friday, May 15th, 11:00  
Accessabile Tour
A session with Dr. Arch. Eran Neuman, Director of the David J. Azrieli Central Archives and Israeli Research Center for Architecture. The center focuses on the study of architecture and the collection of original architectural materials produced in various media (blueprints, models, correspondence, etc.), aimed at creating a pool of resources for use in research and museum exhibits. In the course the session, Neuman will talk about the collection of materials dealing with Israeli architecture during its various periods, Jewish architecture, and modern and contemporary architecture. He will point out the collections that are already stored in the archives, such as the Sharon Collection, Karmi Collection, Yannai Collection, Reznik Collection and Tzur Yahalom Collection. He will also describe the current attempts being made to obtain donations of additional collections. The session lasts about an hour.
Reservations are required; the session is limited to 30 participants.
Architecture Films at the Goethe Institute
4 Weizman St., Beit Asia, Lobby gallery
Thursday, May 14th, 15:00 (Tugendhat House);    17:00 (Bauhaus – Model and Myth). The taped concert will be screened at 19:30.  
Accessabile Tour
The Goethe Institute invites you to two engaging films that recount the stories behind two architectural icons: Villa Tugendhat and the Bauhaus School. The documentary Tugendhat House traces the stormy history of the modernist villa designed in 1928 by Mies van der Rohe in Brno, Czech Republic. It also zooms in on the people who lived there before the villa was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The film dealing with the Bauhaus School attempts to decipher the code of the institution, which was considered an educational paragon that managed to create an ideal amalgam of form and function, and creativity and logic. Against the backdrop of growing Fascism in Germany at the beginning of the 20th century, the school was an island of humanity and liberalism. The film incorporates interviews with graduates of the school and archival materials.
The films are partially in English and have English subtitles.
A taped concert performed by the Berliner Philharmoniker, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wynton Marsalis, will also be shown following the above two films. Admission to all the screenings is free of charge, but space is limited.
The screenings are limited to the first 70 people in line. Reservations not required.
The Azrieli Center
Meeting place: the entrance to the Round Tower lobby
Friday, May 15th, 10:00 and 12:00  
Architects: David Azrieli; Eli Attia; Yasky-Sivan Architects, 2008
Would you like to see Tel Aviv from an altitude of 187 meters? The management of the Azrieli Towers is hosting two tours of the Azrieli Center and the Round Tower – which are among Tel Aviv`s most familiar landmarks. The tours will pass through the tallest of the three towers and talk about the connection between the shopping mall and the towers. They will end with a view from the helicopter landing pad located on top of the tower.
2 open tours. Reservations not required.
Trumpeldor Cemetery
Meeting place: 19 Trumpeldor St
Thursday, May 14th, 9:30   Thursday, May 14th, 13:00  
House for reservation
Two tours led by Yaakov Merkel at the city`s first cemetery, which could be considered a museum of Tel Aviv`s history. The tour will trace the annals of the city and those of the State of Israel as reflected in the headstones of various figures known to us from the start of the Zionist movement. Each tour lasts about two hours.
2 open tours. Reservations not required.
Art+ Hotel
35 Ben Yehuda St.
Thursday, May 14th, 17:00 and 18:00; Friday, May 15th, 11:00 and 12:00;    Saturday, May 16th, 11:00 and 12:00  
Accessabile Tour
Interior designer: Oren Borenstein; Architect: Moshe Vered; Original year of construction: 1960; Renovation: 2009
A guided tour of a hotel that is entirely dedicated to Israeli art. Each of its floors was designed by a different artist – among them Maya Aton, Tali Ben-Bassat, Eilat Carmi, Olaf Konman, and Doron Ravina – as a site-specific work. An opportunity to hear how this unique idea was conceived, see how each artist went about performing the task, and enjoy the hotel`s art collection, which includes works of contemporary art from the Doron Sabag collection. Artplus is part of the Atlas Hotel Chain.
Each of the 6 tours is open to 15 people on a first come, first served basis. Reservations not required.
Meeting place: Dizengoff Center, on the first floor near Fox and Zara
Thursday, May 14th, 17:00  
Accessabile Tour
What makes us buy more and more, which scents are diffused in shops and why, and what can be learned from how a store`s shelves are organized and the design of its display window? Who bears the responsibility for the excessive consumption characterizing Western society, and where do all the clothes we no longer need end up? Michal Levy-Arbel, a former fashion journalist and a master`s degree student at the Porter School of Environmental Studies, and Sivan Rubin, a "Trash Cans From Within" tour guide, trash maven, culture coordinator at the Environmental Education Center at Hiriya, and master`s degree student in Sociology at Tel Aviv University, lead this tour at downtown Tel Aviv`s retail shrine – Dizengoff Center. They will attempt to answer the above and other questions and trace the consumption cycle, starting with the production process, including consumption mechanisms, and ending with the discarding of the merchandise. The tour will end with a rare behind-the-scenes glimpse of second hand shops located on King George Street.
The tour is open to 30 people on a first come, first served basis. Reservations not required.
Underground Passageways at Dizengoff Center
50 Dizengoff St.
Saturday, May 16th, 12:00 and 16:00  
Inaccessabile Tour
Architects: Yitzhak Yashar and Aliza Toledo, 1977
Itai Balali, the head of operations and security at Dizengoff Center, leads two tours of the building that will focus on its operational aspects. Visitors will be able to see underground passageways, the electrical distribution rooms, and systems that are usually closed to the public, such as the pumping station located beneath the building. The tours also include an explanation about Dizengoff Center`s design and history.
2 open tours. Reservations not required.
An Apartment on Zvi Bruk
7 Zvi Bruk St.
Friday, May 15th, 10:00-13:00  
Accessabile Tour
Interior design: Liat Evron, 2015
An apartment in an old building in downtown Tel Aviv, which was remodeled to meet the needs of a young family. The design of this colorful apartment features artifacts that were collected by the owners around the world, such as the picture incorporated in the coat closet door in the entranceway and the ship portholes in the bedroom.
Open house. Reservations not required.
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