Yaakov Rechter

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Yaakov Rechter
Born(1924-06-14)14 June 1924
Died28 April 2001(2001-04-28) (aged 76)
Alma materTechnion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
AwardsRokach Prize, 1965
Israel Prize, 1972
The Arie El-Hanani Prize, 1983

Yaakov Rechter (14 June 1924 – 28 April 2001) (Hebrew: יעקב רכטר‎) was an Israeli architect and an Israel Prize recipient.[2]


Yaakov Rechter was born to Paula Singer and the architect Zeev Rechter[3] on 14 June 1924 in Tel Aviv.[4] He grew up in his father's house which was used as a culture center in Tel Aviv. He studied architecture at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa.[5] In 1952 he joined his father's office of architects. Rechter was married twice, to Sara Shafir and to the actress Hana Maron.[6] He is the father of five children: the musician and composer Yoni Rechter, the philosopher Ophra Rechter, the Illustrator Michal Loit, the architect Amnon Rechter and the actress Dafna Rechter.[7]

Notable buildings[edit]

Atarim Square in Tel Aviv, designed by Rechter in 1975

Public buildings[edit]


Holiday Inn in Ashkelon, designed by Rechter in 1998.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Death Place and date Rabbi-Nasi-Chaim-Weltburger-und-Weltwurger-in-Aktion-Band-10 Page 68, Retrieved on Scribd.com on 2013-12-22.
  2. ^ Awarded Israel Prize in 1972 aiq.co.il Retrieved on 2013-12-21
  3. ^ Born to Paula Singer and Zeev Rechter haaretz.com Retrieved on 2013-12-22
  4. ^ Birth date Who's who in Israel and in the work for Israel abroad By Itzhak Ben Bronfman & Cohen Publications, 1980 Retrieved through Google books on 2013-12-22.
  5. ^ "Yaakov Rechter". Information Center for Israeli Art. Israel Museum. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  6. ^ Married to Hana Maron haaretz.com Retrieved on 2013-12-22
  7. ^ Father of Dafna and Yoni Haaretz.com Retrieved on 2013-12-22.
  8. ^ Designed by Rechter Architect tiuli.com Retrieved on 2013-12-22.
  9. ^ Designed by Zeev and Yaakov Rechter israeltraveler.org Retrieved on 2013-12-22
  10. ^ Herzliya Museum Designed by Rechter. herzliyamuseum.co.il Retrieved 2013-12-22.
  11. ^ Designed by Yaakov Rechter israeltraveler.org Retrieved on 2013-12-22.
  12. ^ Atarim Square designed by Rechter designboom.com Retrieved on 2013-12-22.
  13. ^ CLAL Designed by Rechter mfa.gov.il Retrieved on 2013-12-22.
  14. ^ Carmel Hospital designed by Rechter. mfa.gov.il Retrieved 2013-12-22.
  15. ^ Designed Kaplan in 1953. Eleven.co.il/article/13510 (Russian) Retrieved on 2013-12-26.
  16. ^ Hilton Tel Aviv Designed by Rechter tlvspot.com Retrieved on 2012-12-22.
  17. ^ Designed by Rechter's company Emporis.com Retrieved on 2013-12-22.
  18. ^ Tall Buildings of Europe, Middle East and Africa
  19. ^ Designed by Rechter Tall Buildings by Georges Binder. Page 9, Published in Australia in 2006 by The Image Publishing Group. Retrieved through Google Books on 2013-12-22.
  20. ^ Carlton Hotel designed by Rechter's Company. emporis.com Retrieved on 2013-12-22
  21. ^ Holiday Inn Designed by Rechter wis-wander.weizmann.ac.il Retrieved on 2013-12-22.
  22. ^ Rokach Prize israelphilately.org Retrieved on 2013-12-21
  23. ^ Israel Prize of Architecture Archdaily.com Retrieved on 2013-12-21.
  24. ^ Arie El-Hanani Award Winner imj.org.il; retrieved 21 December 2013.

External links[edit]

Media related to Yaacov Rechter at Wikimedia Commons