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The immigration to Eretz-Israel during the 1930's and 1940's, fueled by the tumultuous political climate of Europe at the time; as well as the newly revived Zionist ideals that led to the building of the first 'Hebrew city': Tel Aviv, prompted young architects to seek immediate solutions for the fast-growing and urgent demand for new, practical housing. The need for private homes and housing projects, which led to the inevitable need of city-planning provided these young architects with the unique oppurtunity to build and realise their utopian concepts and dreams germinated in far-away Central Europe on the golden shores of the Mediterranean.

In 1924 Tel Aviv’s population stood at 35,000, and by 1939 the city had grown to 160,000. Tel Aviv was on its way to becoming a full-fledged city, and the immigrant architects who had trained with the Bauhaus and other modernist movements, were given the rare opportunity to bring their new concepts to life. Over four thousand Bauhaus buildings were constructed in Tel Aviv in the 1930's, among them the building at 21 Bialik Street, designed by Shlomo Gepstein in 1934. The Bauhaus Foundation has made Bialik 21 its home, founding an exhibition space intended to present different aspects of the school to the public. The space was inaugurated with an exhibition of a unique private collection of utilitarian designs created by the renowned Bauhaus teachers and students in the 1920's and 1930's.