The White City Center (WCC) was co-founded by the Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality and the German government at a historical and cultural crossroad in the heart of Tel Aviv. The WCC’s mission is to actively preserve the heritage of the White City site and the international style, known in Israel as the Bauhaus.
In 2003, UNESCO declared the White City zone in Tel Aviv as a unique World Heritage Site of the modern movement. The White City Center was founded in an effort to advance the recognition of the outstanding architectural landscape of Tel Aviv, with its collection of over 4,000 buildings built in the international style; an unparalleled global phenomenon.
The educational program of the White City Center explores the city and its people, studying the relationship between them. The city in which we live is an active, spontaneous and multi-sensory learning space, an alternative school where hierarchy and roles are constantly changing. It is a space in which we are able to learn from each other, share knowledge, ideas, thoughts, skills and experiences.
Our educational program promotes ongoing research and dialogue with artists from various fields. The program is implemented for the first year in elementary schools throughout Tel Aviv, inviting children to explore their city, neighborhood, building and home.