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
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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