The Synagogue of the Hebrew University of JerusalemThe museum at Yad Mordechai

Bat Yam Town Hall

  • Issue: March 1975
  • Designer: O. Adler
  • Stamp size: 51.4 x 25.7 mm / 60 x 25.7 mm
  • Plate no.: 407 - 409
  • Sheet of 16 stamps Tabs: 4
  • Printers: Government Printers
  • Method of printing: Photogravure

The Synagogue of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem which was designed by David Reznick and the late Heinz Rau was finished in 1957 and was awarded the Zeev Rechter Prize for architecture in 1965. Heinz Rau was one of the country's out-standing architects and was noted for the clarity and polish of his style combined with a professional integrity which are reflected in this excellent example of his work.

The late Alfred Neuman was known for his original conceptions and his architectural approach which found expression in this unique building - the Bat Yam Town Hall which he designed in collaboration with two of his disciples - Zvi Hecker and Eldar Sharon. Although the building forms only part of a whole complex of piazzas, colonnades, public buildings and gardens which have yet to be completed, the spectator can already get a feel of the conceptual whole which the planners were aiming to achieve.

The museum at Yad Mordechai, designed by Arye and El-dar Sharon, was completed in 1970. This museum which surprises one by the perfection of its conception, perpetuates the memory of the defenders of Yad Mordechai during the War of Independence and the heroic fighters of the Warsaw ghetto after whose commander the kibbutz was named.

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Architecture in Israel (II)