The White City refers to a collection of over 4000 Bauhaus or International style buildings built from the 1930s by German Jewish architects
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Bauhaus White City refers to a collection of over 4,000 Bauhaus or International style buildings built in Tel Aviv
from the 1930s by German Jewish architects who immigrated to the British Mandate of Palestine after the rise of the Nazis. Tel Aviv has the largest number of buildings in this style of any city in the world. Preservation, documentation, and exhibitions have brought attention to Tel Aviv’s collection of 1930s architecture. In 2003, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) proclaimed Tel Aviv’s White City a World Cultural
Heritage site, as “an outstanding example of new town planning and architecture in the early 20th century.” The citation recognized the unique adaptation of modern international architectural
trends to the cultural, climatic, and local traditions of the city. The Bauhaus Center in Tel Aviv
organizes regular architectural tours of the city.