Alfred Mansfeld

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Alfred (Al) Mansfeld (Hebrew: אלפרד (אל) מנספלד‎ ; 2 March 1912 – 15 March 2004) was an Israeli architect.


Alfred Mansfeld presents the Israel Museum model to Yitzhak Ben-Zvi and Mordechai Ish-Shalom.

Mansfeld was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia in 1912.[1] While still a child, he moved with his family to Berlin, Germany. He began studying architecture in 1931 at the Technische Hochschule Berlin[2] (Berlin Institute of Technology) but, with the rise of the Nazis to power, he moved in 1933 to Paris, France, where he completed his studies in 1935 at the École Spéciale d'Architecture, as a student of the architect, Auguste Perret, a pioneer of concrete construction.[1][2] In 1935, he emigrated to Mandate Palestine.[1]

In 1949, Mansfied joined the faculty of the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, where he taught for over forty years[1] and was Dean of Faculty of Architecture from 1954 to 1956.[1][2]

Mansfield was the senior partner in the Haifa firm of Mansfeld-Kehat Architects, which he founded in 1935,[3] and of which his son, Michael Mansfeld, is a partner.

He died on 15 March 2004, at his home, designed by him, in central Carmel, Haifa, Israel.[1]

Selected projects[edit]

Awards and honours[edit]

  • In 1966,he won the Israel Prize, in architecture, jointly with Dora Gad,[5] with whom he had designed the interior of Israel Museum.
  • In 1969, he received the "Gold Plaquette" for Foreign Architects from the Association of German Architects (BDA - Bund Deutscher Architekten).[2]
  • In 1971, he was elected member of the Berlin Academy.[2]
  • In 1976, he was awarded the Rechter Prize, for planning the Stella Maris neighbourhood in Haifa.
  • In 1983, he was elected an honorary member of the Paris Academy.[2]
  • In 2001, he received an honorable mention from the Architects Association.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Esther Zandberg (17 March 2004). "Al Mansfeld, 1912–2004". Haaretz (in Hebrew). Retrieved 21 August 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Alfred Mansfeld". UCC. Retrieved 5 July 2011.
  3. ^ Website of Mansfeld-Kehat Archived March 7, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Zim House". Emporis. Retrieved 21 August 2014.
  5. ^ "Israel Prize Official Site - Recipients in 1966 (in Hebrew)".

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