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Architectural plans and contracts for Tel Aviv workers' cooperative housing, 1933.


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Sharon, Aryeh, 1900-1984.
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Architectural plans, drawings, contracts, map, etc. for building a workers' cooperative housing of eight apartments in the Meonot LeOvdim C neighborhood, Maze Street, Tel Aviv, 1933. The builder was Yonatan Shlain; many of the documents were signed by both Shlain and Sharon. Included is a document with the regulations for Meonot LeOvdim B. Sharon’s housing estates, known as Meonot Ovdim in Hebrew, were built around large garden patios in the center, a continuous group layout, a public space for the residents, while communal services, such as kindergarten, laundry, shops and synagogue, were placed on the ground-floor.
Purchased, 2009. Accession 2009-208.
Sharon was an Israeli architect and winner of the Israel Prize for Architecture in 1962—the first in this discipline. He was an important contributor to the early architecture in Israel and the leader of the first master plan of the young state, reporting to then Prime Minister, David Ben-Gurion. Sharon studied at the Bauhaus in Dessau under Walter Gropius and Hannes Meyer and on his return to Israel (then Palestine) in 1931, started building in the international or Bauhaus style in Tel Aviv, which contributed to defining the city's architecture as the "White City." Sharon built private and cooperative houses, cinemas and in 1937 his first hospital, a field in which he specialized in his later career, planning and constructing many of the country's largest medical centers. [from wikipedia, 2009]

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