Turkish architects give mosque design a 21st-century makeover


A mosque design by an Istanbul-based architecture firm breaks from centuries of tradition by removing sharp edges to create an inviting yet modern urban space, design-focused outlet ArchDaily reported on Sunday. “Prayer halls and religious buildings aim to separate the visitor from the chaos of daily life and provide serenity and peace,” said ArchDaily. “In the Turkish city of Şanlıurfa, BeOffice Architects designed a circular, unbound mosque with a focus on nature, tranquillity, and accessibility.” Şanlıurfa is home to several centuries-old Seljuk and Ottoman era mosques that are currently undergoing restoration. The new proposed 750-square-metre structure is circle-shaped, with […]


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