The first time we did an architecture tour was in 2013 and it was so successful we knew we had to repeat it. So here it is – #VibeArch 2016, 3 years later and we’re back, revisiting some of the incredible sights we experienced last time, like the refurbished Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum with Architect Irit Kohavi, and discovering the same areas through a different perspective, such a tour of the brutalist architecture in Tel Aviv and Haifa.
Israeli architecture is so diverse and multifaceted, it was hard to pick and choose what we wanted to showcase, but as always – it comes down to the people. We had a great selection of architects, designers, architecture journalists and startup entrepreneurs in the field, as well as academics, municipal representatives and much more. Our week began in Jerusalem where we participated in the 2016 Wolf Prize ceremony at Israel’s Parliament house, after which we joined the President of Israel for a dinner and cocktail at his residence, and we managed to chat with the world renown architect, Phyllis Lambert, recipient of this year’s Wolf Prize for architecture. We ended the week in Tel Aviv, having visited Haifa over the weekend, and made many many friends and connections.
Thank you everyone for making this trip so wonderful, and to our four fabulous participants from Chile and the United States, for coming to see what Israel has to offer in your field!
Photgraphy: Or Kaplan and Amit Shemesh
Video Photography and Editing: Tamy Eisenberg