Declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2003, the White City area of Tel Aviv is known for its outstanding architectural landscape, with its collection of over 4,000 buildings built in the International Style, also known popularly as ‘Bauhaus’ style.
Founded in Weimar, Germany, by Walter Gropius in April 1919, the Bauhaus design school celebrated its 100-year anniversary this year. To coincide, the Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality recently launched The Liebling Haus White City Center. The site is dedicated to the advancement and preservation of Bauhaus architecture and is committed to preserving the buildings built in the German 1920s/30s style around the city.
Last summer, German photographer Friedjof Feye embarked on a trip to Tel Aviv along with fellow German skateboarders, Daniel Pannemann, Tjark Thielker & Nils Brauer. A skate trip as much as a historical visit, Friedjof’s series of polaroids juxtaposes the modern art of skateboarding amidst a historical landscape of design and architecture bridging the gap between German artistry over the course of a century.
Check out Friedjof’s exclusive polaroid gallery below.