Mansfeld was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia in 1912. While still a child, he moved with his family to Berlin, Germany. He began studying architecture in 1931 at the Technische Hochschule Berlin (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. In 1935, he emigrated to Mandate Palestine.
- The interior design of the Israel Museum, jointly with Dora Gad (1965);
- The interior design, together with architect Dora Gad, of the five ships of Zim, Israel's largest shipping company (1955–1975);
- Haifa Auditorium;
- Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art, Haifa;
- The Zim Building, Haifa;
- The Stella Maris neighbourhood in Haifa;
- The Wilfrid Israel Museum on Kibbutz HaZore'a;
- The master plan and the first buildings of the hospital in Nahariya;
- The Mazer Building (now the Feldman Building) on the Givat Ram campus of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem;
- Buildings at Yad Vashem, Jerusalem.
Awards and honours
- In 1966,he won the Israel Prize, in architecture, jointly with Dora Gad, 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).
- In 1971, he was elected member of the Berlin Academy.
- 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.
- In 2001, he received an honorable mention from the Architects Association.
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