Tel Aviv has the biggest population age 18-35, actually it’s a third of the general city population, which makes Tel Aviv the youngest city in Israel. Its special vibe which appeals to lots of creative youngsters, hipsters, activist, entrepreneurs and social involved boys and girls from all over the country. They create immeasurable amounts of art, projects and social initiatives 365/24/7.
In 2011 Tel Aviv Municipality opened the doors of Mazeh 9’s beautiful building (it’s actually the building address which became its name) and made it a Youth Center. On the first floor you can find a shared workspace, on the second floor a social lab collaboration. The third and fourth floors are open for citizens, artists and whoever wants to initiate events. I usually come here to visit pop-up exhibitions.
Basically every day something is on here – free yoga classes, Arabic courses, pop-up shops, art exhibitions, give and take markets, free lectures for expats and immigrants and so on. I like the idea that they offer a room for people who make things happen in Tel Aviv.
By the way the Mazeh 9 building itself has very photogenic exteriors. It was built in 1922 and reconstructed in 2003. Another reconstructed retro building is right across the street – Mazeh 10.
P.S. Your Instagram feed will be incomplete without a photo of Mazeh 9 and Mazeh 10.