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August 01, 1980 - Image 36

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1980-08-01

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pg.40100W 1 H NEWS

36 Friday, August 1, 1980

Menahem Begin is Is-
rael's seventh prime minis-
ter.

Arieh Sharon: Shap in Tel Aviv's Face

Honored by BB

WASHINGTON — The
By CHARLEY LEVINE
prime minister of Australia,
TEL AVIV —"Tel Aviv is
Malcolm Fraser, has been
named winner of the Bnai where Israeli architecture
Brith International is happening. The best de-
President's Gold Medal for signers in the profession are
here."
humanitarian services.
Veteran architect Arieh
The award recognizes
Fraser's sustained opposi- Sharon is a man who should
tion to - discrimination on know. For five decades he
the basis of race, color or has been molding the char-
creed; his commitment to acter of this thriving sea-
providing Australia as a side metropolis.
Sharon came from East-
refuge for the dispossessed
from many parts of the ern Europe to pre-
world, and his contribution independence Israel, then
to the cause of freedom and under British Mandatory
rule, as a teenage idealist in
peace.

1920. He spent six years as a
founding member of Kibutz
Gan Shmuel.
"I was assigned two
very different respon-
sibilities: chief beekeeper
an d construction man-
ager, recalls Sharon. "I
was fasci nated by the
bees and their remarka-
ble hexagonal building
schemes. I tried to exper-
iment with some of their
sys tern s in the kibutz
buildings, but the more I
bu il t , the less I felt I
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In 1926, he went to the cites these lasting proj-
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leading avant-garde ar- achievements.
Sharon undertook several
chitectural school of that
period. He studied with the assignments with kibutzim,
masters and briefly ran a which continued to claim
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Thus began a new era
in Tel Aviv architecture,
still reflected in the city's
appearance today. The
young designers and
increasingly
their
enlarged circle of associ-
ates made steady pro-
at the
gress against the staid
constraints of British and
municipal rulemakers
and the speculative con-
siderations of building
contractors.
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new communal lifestyle
wherein residents of the
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