StudiOZ designed a mosque in Kayseri Municipality in memory of Sinan, the architect because historically, the Turkish mosque reached its highest potential under his design. Using a single dome placed upon a square form, Sinan created a metaphor of the mosque being the most stable form to symbolize infinity. Hundreds of years after Sinan, the mosque typology is still viewed as an indispensable component of Turkish life. For the StudiOZ’s proposal, “The Mosque” criticizes this holy and public place by reforming benefits to urban space, symbolically and functionality of the building.
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