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David Resnick

Hebrew: דוד רזניק
Birthdate: (88)
Birthplace: Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Death: November 4, 2012 (88)
Jerusalem, Israel
Place of Burial: Jerusalem, Israel
Immediate Family:

Son of Baruch Resnick and Rachel Resnick
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Occupation: Israeli architect
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About David Resnick

David Resnick (Hebrew: דוד רזניק‎; August 5, 1924 – November 4, 2012) was a Brazilian-born Israeli architect and town planner whose awards include the Israel Prize in architecture and the Rechter Prize. Resnick,whose name is sometimes spelled in English as "Reznik" or "Reznick," is a past director of the Israeli Architects Association, and is known as one of Israel's "most celebrated modern architects".

Resnick was born in Rio de Janeiro, where he was raised in a secular Zionist home. He edited his school's student newspaper, and was hired—while still a student—by the firm of Oscar Niemeyer, "the greatest Brazilian architect of the 20th century." Resnick worked alongside Niemeyer for four years, stating that during that time he learned the modernist principles of architecture from Niemeyer, whom Resnick describes as a "revolutionary and a genius."

During his time as an architect in Brazil, Resnick joined a Hashomer Hatzair training program, where he met and married his wife Rachel. In 1949, they immigrated to Israel, settling in Kibbutz Ein Hashofet. Resnick has stated that after World War II, the Holocaust, and the establishment of Israel, he and Rachel were among a number of "idealistic Brazilian-Jewish youngsters" who made the decision to move to Israel. Resnick worked in the fields of the kibbutz for two years, and has stated that even though he moved to the city to follow his career in architecture, his sense of social commitment has always remained with him.

In Israel, Resnick later moved to Tel Aviv, where he began working at the firm of Zeev Rechter. Three years later, he moved to Jerusalem, going into partnership with architect Heinrich Heinz Rau. In 1958, Resnick established his own practice. His work with these two architects has been referred to as one of the most important steps in his career, because now "The architect from Brazil became part of the connection between the architectural heritage of the British Mandate and the architecture of Jerusalem as the capital of a Jewish state."

Resnick died on November 4, 2012, and was buried the next day in the Har Hamenuchot Cemetery in Jerusalem, in the section designated for "notable citizens."


About דוד רזניק (עברית)

ויקיפדיה: דוד רֶזנִיק (5 באוגוסט 1924 – 4 בנובמבר 2012) היה אדריכל ומתכנן ערים ישראלי, חתן פרס ישראל לאדריכלות לשנת 1995

נטמן בהר המנוחות

רזניק נולד בריו דה ז'ניירו שבברזיל בשנת 1924, בן לברוך ורחל (מלמד). שם למד אדריכלות ובמקביל עבד במשרדו של האדריכל הנודע אוסקר נימאייר

בשנת 1949 עלה לישראל והצטרף לקיבוץ עין השופט. לאחר שנתיים, שבהן עבד במשתלת הקיבוץ, עבר רזניק לתל אביב‎‎ וחזר לעבוד כאדריכל, במסגרת משרדו של האדריכל זאב רכטר. לאחר שקיבל הצעת שותפות מהאדריכל היינץ ראו, קיבל בתמיכתו של רכטר את ההחלטה לעבור להשתקע בירושלים. במשך שלוש שנים היה שותפו של ראו. ב-1958 פתח משרד עצמאי בירושלים, כשאחת העבודות הראשונות שביצע הייתה ביתן העולה החדש בתערוכת העשור. לימים הצטרף למשרד זה בנו, ברוך רזניק. מאוחר יותר, לימד רזניק גם בטכניון ובבצלאל

רזניק התגורר בירושלים, במתחם מגורים "לב רחביה" שנבנה על פי תכנונו ב-1995

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David Resnick's Timeline

August 5, 1924
Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
November 4, 2012
Age 88
Jerusalem, Israel
November 5, 2012
Age 88
Jerusalem, Israel