Klarwein, Joseph

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KLARWEIN, JOSEPH (1893–1970), Israeli architect. Klarwein, who was born in Warsaw, worked in Hamburg, Germany, until 1933, when he immigrated to Palestine. He became architectural adviser on official buildings to the Israel government, his best-known building being the Knesset (Parliament) in Jerusalem (1967). His other works in Jerusalem include the memorial to Theodor Herzl at Mount Herzl, the stadium and law faculty at the Hebrew University, and the kiryah (government compound). He also designed the town center in Nahariyyah and the Dagon silo and Bet ha-Keranot in Haifa.