The Bahá'í Shrine in Haifa has been voted the most beautiful public structure in Israel,
according to a readers' poll
conducted by the architecture channel of Yedioth Ahronoth's lifestyle portal Xnet.
More than 40,000 people took part in the survey, in which they were asked to rank 50 public structures across Israel famous for their unique architecture.
Bahá'í Shrine in Haifa (Photo: Avishag Shaar-Yashuv)
Haifa is represented by two structures in the top 10 – the Bahá'í Shrine (first place) and the old Technion building (third place). The Holon Design Museum ranked second and Jerusalem's Mamilla Avenue came in fourth.
The Ashdod Performing Arts Center, which has just been inaugurated, ranked fifth.
Jerusalem's King David Hotel came in sixth, followed by Tel Aviv's Azrieli towers in Tel Aviv (voted the most beautiful structure in Tel Aviv), the Shrine of the Book in Jerusalem, the new wing of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, and Bialik House in Tel Aviv.