The White City Center (WCC) was co-founded by the Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality and the German government at a historical and cultural crossroad in the heart of Tel Aviv. The WCC's mission is to actively preserve the heritage of the White City site and the international style, known in Israel as the Bauhaus.
In 2003, UNESCO declared the White City zone in Tel Aviv as a unique World Heritage Site of the modern movement. The White City Center was founded in an effort to advance the recognition of the outstanding architectural landscape of Tel Aviv, with its collection of over 4,000 buildings built in the international style; an unparalleled global phenomenon.
The White City Center operates at the Liebling Haus on 29 Idelson Street, one of a series of historic buildings erected around Bialik Square, in the area that was once the beating heart of Tel Aviv. Built by Tony and Max Liebling in 1936, it was designed by architect Dov Karmi and engineer Tzvi Barak with distinctive characteristics of the international style; entirely different from the decorated home of poet Haim Nachman Bialik, located around the corner.
The Liebling Haus Team
Director & CEO: Shira Levy-Benyemini
Program Director: Arch. Sharon Golan-Yaron
Curator: Arch. Sabrina Cegla
Director & Curator of the School of the City: Arch. Eran Eizenhamer
Producer of the School of the City: Efrat Kedem
Head of the Research Lab: Dr. Rachel Gottesman
Administrative Manager: Vered Salem
Marketing & Advertising Manager: Moran Shambar
Graphic Designer: Efrat Goldmann
Research, Mapping & Analyzing GIS: Yarden Diskin
Photographer: Yael Schmidt
Content Editor: Riky Cohen
Translator: Ronny Shani
Responsible for the project on behalf of the municipality: Dr. Arch. Jeremie Hoffmann, Head of the conservation department at Tel Aviv Municipality.
Clemens Haury, Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community (BMI)
Project Manager: Ellen Kugler, Federal Construction Agency Rhineland-Palatinate
Advisor: Ulrike Rose on behalf of the Federal Construction Agency
Renovation & Conservation
Project management - Tel Aviv Foundation: Shlomo Dagan
Project Architect: Arch. Rivka Karmi, Ada Karmi architects
Interior Design: Arch. Dan Hasson, Arch. Yonathan Cohen
Contractor: Arco Conservation&Restoration ltd. Yotam Carmeli, Tali Ollech-Eyal, Ran Shapira
Conservation Advisor: Arch. Winfried Brenne
The conservation survey of the Liebling Haus: Arch. Winfried Brenne, Arch. Tal Eyal
Conservation Architect on behalf of Liebling Haus: Sharon Golan-Yaron
The Liebling Garden Design, construction & maintenance: CityTree & Onya Collective
Irrigation System: Netafim Germany