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Category: Professional, Concept
Designer(s): TUNCER CAKMAKLI, ALI SAKAL, CLAUDIU BUZILAN, AYGEN KANCI, SELCUK IZ, ANCA BUZILAN, ALI OZENER, STEFAN ZWIERS,MUHAMED NUR, CEVAT TANRIOVER, MUSTAFA OKSUZ.
LOCATION: STANBUL, TURKEY
AREA: 65.000 M2
Istanbul Camlica Mosque has been located in the heart of the nature
and in a Garden of Eden on top of the most visual hill of Istanbul as a
structure with the function of not only a prayer space but also as an
area where Muslims gather, pray and receive education along with the
function of public kitchen. Walls surrounding the mosque become solid
in the mihrab wall and transform into a Garden of Eden around the
Spaces acting as social complexes in Kulliye structure in Ottoman
period existing in many structural masses have been integrated into
the Istanbul Camlica Mosque as one structural mass. The mosque,
with transparent courtyard walls decorated with roses, jasmines and
other flowers with many different colours on the inner and outer
surfaces will provide the ambiance and sensation of a Garden of Eden.
Two minarets located on the sides of the mosque in Qibla direction will
act as shafts aspirating fresh air and provide natural ventilation for the
prayer room. Minarets will allow the prayer room to breathe with this