Sunday, November 27, 2011

Israeli Consulate presents the Transformation of the Port of Tel Aviv

Architect of Israel’s Tel Aviv PortProject to Speak

Israel’s Port of Tel Aviv has been changed forever by the talent and expertise of architectural firm of Mayslits Kassif. On Wednesday, November 30th at noon, the Museum of Biblical Art and Consulate General of Israel will host apresentation by the Architect, Ganit Mayslits Kassif.

Situated on one of Israel’s most breathtaking waterfronts, the Tel Aviv Port was plagued with neglect since 1965, when its primary use as an operational docking port was abandoned.

The recently completed public space development project managed to restore this unique part of the city, and turn it into a prominent, vivacious urban landmark.

The architects viewed the project as a unique opportunity to construct a public space which challenges the common contrast between private and public development, and suggests a new agenda of hospitality for collective open spaces.

The design introduces an extensive undulating, non-hierarchical surface, that acts both as a reflection of the mythological dunes on which the port was built, and as an open invitation to free interpretations and unstructured activities.

The port’s public spaces regeneration project is considered oneof the most influential public spaces projects in Tel Aviv. Being a new urban landmark which revives the city’s waterfront, the project became a trigger for a series of public space projects along Tel Aviv’s shoreline which altogether revolutionize the city’s connection to its waterfront.

Co-sponsored by Bnai Zion Foundation and Society of Israel Philatelists, Dallas Chapter

Israeli Architect Ganit Mayslits Kassif

Free Admission – Noon Talk and Presentationon Wednesday, November 30th

The Museum of Biblical Art – The Biblical Arts Center

7500 Park Lane Dallas, TX 75225 Across from North Park Center 214-368-4622

Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 to 5:00Sunday 1:00 to 5:00

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