Mihrab of the Şakirin Mosque
|Location||Üsküdar, Istanbul, Turkey|
|Established||7 May 2009|
|Ownership||Semiha Şakir Foundation|
|Architect(s)||Hüsrev Tayla, Zeynep Fadıllıoğlu|
|Area||10,000 m2 (110,000 sq ft)|
|Minaret height||35 m (115 ft)|
|General contractor||MİM Yapı|
The mosque's architect was Hüsrev Tayla, known for his work on Kocatepe Mosque in Ankara and for his architectural conservation work. Its interior designer was Zeynep Fadıllıoğlu, a great-niece of Semiha Şakir, and also according to newspaper reports, the first female interior designer of a mosque, as well as the first woman to design a mosque in modern Turkey.  
Construction of the mosque took 4 years. It is 10,000 square meters in area. It has two minarets, each 35 meters high, and a dome of aluminum composite. The calligraphy on the interior of the dome was written by Semih İrteş. The large windows on three sides of the prayer hall were designed by Orhan Koçan. The minbar is acrylic and was designed by Tayfun Erdoğmuş. Decorative motifs are derived from Seljuk art. The large, asymmetrical chandelier has waterdrop-shaped glass globes made by Nahide Büyükkaymakçı, "reflecting a prayer that Allah's light should fall on worshipers like rain," and the women's section is designed especially to allow female worshipers to have a clear view of the chandelier. The fountain in the courtyard was designed by William Pye. The mosque is built over a parking garage and also includes an exhibition area.
- Sakirin Mosque, designed by Zeynep Fadillioglu - Article Blog LeMonde.fr
- Picture and details published in Times Magazine, USA
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