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The Woman Architect Who Specialises In Mosques

The Woman Architect Who Specialises In Mosques
The Woman Architect Who Specialises In Mosques, Dome of the Sakirin Mosque, Istanbul. Image © ZF Design
Dome of the Sakirin Mosque, Istanbul. Image © ZF Design

As part of CNN's Leading Women series, Sheena McKenzie explores the work of Turkish architect Zeynep Fadillioglu - perhaps the first female architect to design a mosque, now on her third. In buildings where men and women are traditionally separated for worship, and women are often given a smaller space, Fadillioglu "purposely placed the women's section in one of the most beautiful parts of the light-flooded dome" in Istanbul's Sakirin Mosque. McKenzie concludes that although "Fadillioglu might have made a name for herself designing mosques, you don't needn't be religious to admire their beauty."

A mosque isn't for a certain type of person, or certain type of area. It's supposed to be used by anyone and everyone.

Sakirin Mosque, Istanbul. Image © ZF Design
Sakirin Mosque, Istanbul. Image © ZF Design
Place of worship, Sakirin Mosque, Istanbul. Image © ZF Design
Place of worship, Sakirin Mosque, Istanbul. Image © ZF Design

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Cite: James Taylor. "The Woman Architect Who Specialises In Mosques" 25 Sep 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/551259/the-woman-architect-who-specialises-in-mosques/> ISSN 0719-8884
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