Carl Rubin (architect)
Carl Rubin was born in 1899 in Sniatyn in Galicia. He studied architecture in Vienna. In 1920, Rubin immigrated to Eretz Israel, settling in Tel Aviv. In 1931, Rubin returned to Berlin to work for Erich Mendelsohn, an Allenstein-born Jewish architect whose architectural philosophy influenced Rubin's later designs.
In 1932, Rubin moved back to Tel Aviv and opened his own architectural office, contributing to the development of Tel Aviv and UNESCO's later recognition of the "White City" as a World Heritage Site.
One of Rubin's important designs was his remodelling of the building that became Israel's Independence Hall (at Rothschild Boulevard 16). In 1932, Rubin resigned the home of Mayor of Tel Aviv Me'ir Dizengoff, who donated it to the city as the first home of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.
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