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An Architectural Tour of Some Special Sites in and around the City of Haifa

Wednesday, Jun, 05, 2013 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

An Architectural Tour of Some Special Sites in and around the City of Haifa

Wednesday, June 5th 2013

From 8:00 am to 5 pm (approx.)

Led by Ron Traub, Architect and Tour Guide

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ARCHITECTURE – A physical manifestation of the prevailing times

THE COPPER HOUSE

Is an example of prefabricated housing which first made its appearance during the Mandate Period. All parts of the structure were assembled in a factory, transported to the site and reassembled on site. Assembly on site could take as little as one day, & it was hoped that this could solve the housing shortage which was prevalent at the time.

THE SAIL TOWER

Is defined as High-Tech Architecture.  Proponents of this style claim that by using aircraft technology, defects in earlier steel & glass structures could be overcome.

 

THE HAIFA POWER PLANT

Is the first electrical infrastructure established in Israel. Built in 1935, it was housed in a building designed in the International Style. Characteristic of the International Style is its indifference to location or climate and its rejection of historical precedent or the local vernacular style.

Please bring your own lunch

Cost: OU Israel member 145nis / Non-member 160nis

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