ISPADA Israeli Planning, Architecture and Development in Africa
Arch. Arieh Sharon
israel | 1900-1984
Arieh Sharon (1900-1984, Israel) was an Israeli architect and winner of the Israel Prize for Architecture in 1962, who studied at the Bauhaus in Dessau under Walter Gropius and Hannes Meyer. Sharon was a critical contributor to the early architecture in Israel and served as the head of the Government Planning Department between 1948 and 1954. He was the leader of the first master plan for Israel, known as “Sharon Plan”, which main concern was the settlement of the waves of immigrants who were arriving in the country. Sharon  built private houses, cinemas, medical centers and high rise buildings in Tel Aviv. During the 1960’s and 1970’s he built the Ife University campus in Nigeria.