Bat Yam City Hall [1963]

Alfred Neumann, Zvi Hecker and Eldar Sharon

The works of Neumann, Hecker and Sharon, though completed over a relatively short period of time, stand as exemplars of modern, metabolist fusions of simple geometries and repetitive forms. Their Bat Yam City Hall, one of the most acclaimed designs, together with a portfolio of residential works provided an undeniable precedent for Moshe Safdie’s modular Habitat 67, and stands tall as a stunning modernist achievement during a time when Israeli economic prosperity was channeled towards such experimentation.

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