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Sign: Kfar Saba - Heritage Sites in Israel - The first water tower in the colony

Ze’ev Geler St 7, Kefar Sava, Israel
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On the sign:
סמל המועצה לשימור אתרי מורשת בישראל
סמל משרד התרבות והספורט
סמל מוזיאון כפר סבא
סמל העיר כפר סבא

מגדל המים הראשון במושבה
מגדל המים תוכנן על ידי המהנדס אברהם כץ ונבנה בשנת 1958 על גבי ברכת השקיה מראשית שנות ה-30.
הרחבות ענף הפרדסנות, השפיעה על ביסוס המושבה כפר סבא, ועל גידול משמעותי במספר התושבים.
מגדל המים מהווה עדות לפעילותו החשובה של "מפעל המים", שיזם פנחס ספיר ופועלי המושבה.
הברכה והמגדל נבנו בבנייה פונקציונאלית, מבטון חשוף, כנראה כחלק מהתפיסה הדוגלת בצורה הנובעת מתוך השימוש במבנה. המגדל תוכנן ברוח הסגנון שרווח באותן שנים, הברוטליזם, שצמח מהסגנון הבינלאומי.

1957-9 מקור :ארכיון מוזיאון כפר סבא
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The sign shape is square but its head is designed according to the silhouette of the old building of the Gymnasia Herzliya, which serves as a logo of the Council for the Preservation of Heritage Sites in Israel

The water tower was photographed that day Click for a larger image

The sign was photographed from a distance, and despite searches along the streets surrounding the tower, no public access path to the tower was found.

Translation of the text on the sign:
Symbol of the Council for the Preservation of Israeli Heritage Sites
Symbol of the Ministry of Culture and Sports
Symbol of Kfar Saba Museum
Kfar Saba city emblem

The first water tower in the colony
The water tower was designed by engineer Avraham Katz and built in 1958 on top of the irrigation pond from the early 1930s.
The expansion of the orchard industry affected the establishment of the Kfar Saba colony, and a significant increase in the number of residents.
The water tower is a testament to the important activity of the "water plant", initiated by Pinchas Sapir and the workers of the colony.
The pool and tower were built in a functional construction, made of exposed concrete, probably as part of the concept that advocates the form that results from the use of the building. The tower was designed in the spirit of the style prevalent in those years, the brutalism that grew out of the international style.

1957-9 Source: Kfar Saba Museum Archive

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