White Square


Located in the remarkable city of Tel Aviv, Israel, stands an environmental sculptural park simply called Kikar Levana, or White Square in English. From 1977 until 1988 the project slowly dominated the landscape with absolute expressive geometry through concrete. An unrelenting manifestation of modernism in all its glory from the renowned sculptor Daniel Karavan.

The main motivation behind this site specific is to reflect Tel Aviv’s complex history through sculpture and the garden scenery. As the interval between openness and interventions fill the square, an important sense of rhythm is etched across through geometric shapes with differing heights, perpendicular thin lines and olive trees. As the mixture of nature and man-made structures dominated the space, the 50 by 30 meters space was vividly explored with exciting and timeless forms by Karavan’s craft. Bathed in sunlight and white concrete the urban square offers landscape architecture as walking art.

Photographer Richard Jochum achieved a brilliant body of work registering the site specific through his lens, an exercise further down into minimalism as a stand-alone feature. The editorial achieves the feat of capturing the amplitude as singular expressive pieces, each one with its own characteristics—gifting each piece with distinction otherwise impossible as part of the collective. The gorgeous photography elevates the project even further, truly revealing a singular and memorable landmark for the famous White City.

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