Tel Aviv City Hall

Coordinates: 32°04′55″N 34°46′50″E / 32.08194°N 34.78056°E / 32.08194; 34.78056
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Tel Aviv City Hall
Tel Aviv City Hall, view from Rabin Square
General information
Architectural styleBrutalism
Location69 Ibn Gvirol Street, Tel Aviv, Israel
Coordinates32°04′55″N 34°46′50″E / 32.08194°N 34.78056°E / 32.08194; 34.78056
Design and construction
Architect(s)Menachem Cohen

Tel Aviv City Hall (Hebrew: בית עיריית תל אביב Beit Iriyat Tel Aviv) is the municipal government center of Tel Aviv, Israel. It houses the mayor's office, the meeting chambers and offices of the Tel Aviv City Council.


Old Tel Aviv City Hall, 1930s
Restored historical city hall, 2007

The Tel Aviv municipality was initially located on Rothschild Boulevard. When more office space was needed, the municipality rented a hotel on Bialik Street, near the home of national poet Chaim Nachman Bialik, which had been built by the Skora family in 1924. The hotel had opened for business in 1925 but was deemed unprofitable due to the lack of tourists. In 1928, the municipality bought the hotel. Later, it housed a courthouse on the ground floor.[1]

A new city hall was designed in the 1950s by architect Menachem Cohen, in the Brutalist style. The large plaza at the foot of the building, first named Kings of Israel Square and renamed to Rabin Square in 1995, was designed as a central area for public events and ceremonies.[2] It is located on Ibn Gabirol Street.

In 1972, the old Skora building was converted into a museum for the history of Tel Aviv. In 2006, the municipality hired an architectural firm to carry out restoration work on the building.[3]

The building has been used many times to display solidarity with other countries in times of disasters and terrorist attacks. In 2017, the city hall was lit up in Egyptian flag following the Minya bus attack[4] and the Spanish flag after the Barcelona attacks.[5] In 2023, it was lit up in solidarity with Turkey after the 2023 Turkey-Syria earthquakes.[6]


  1. ^ New life in the moribund heart of the city
  2. ^ "Tel Aviv - Yaffo City Hall". Retrieved 12 April 2010.[dead link]
  3. ^ New life in the moribund heart of the city
  4. ^ "Tel Aviv City Hall lights up in solidarity with Egypt". The Jerusalem Post. 25 November 2017. Retrieved 7 February 2023.
  5. ^ "Tel Aviv City Hall lights up in solidarity with Spain". Times of Israel. 18 August 2017. Retrieved 7 February 2023.
  6. ^ "İsrail'de Tel Aviv belediye binasına Türk bayrağı yansıtıldı". T24. 6 February 2023.

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