Barbaros Hayrettin Pasha Mosque, whose foundation was laid on July 3, 2020 with the participation of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, was built on an area of 7 thousand square meters on a land of 18 thousand 500 square meters.
Inspired by Mimar Sinan's Süleymaniye Mosque, modern construction techniques were used in the construction of the mosque.
The patterns surrounding the main dome lettering were made in the form of a ship's rudder. In the middle of the dome inscription, there is a 16-pointed compass star. As in the main dome of the Büyük Çamlıca Mosque, the mosque, where nano technology is used, includes massive copper sheets and gold and silver colored materials.
600 square meters of tiles
The tiles in the mosque on an area of 600 square meters were created with the drawings of Mehmet Gürsoy, who was awarded the "Living Human Treasure" by UNESCO in 2009. The tile work was prepared exclusively for the Barbaros Hayrettin Paşa Mosque, using very modern but classical patterns and motifs.
Mehmet Gürsoy, the Tile Artist of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, who was declared a "Living Human Treasure" by UNESCO in 2009 as a heritage carrier, stated that he strives to prevent the art of tiles from being buried in history. Mehmet Gürsoy, who defines the art of china as a "Music of the Eye", emphasized that he is trying to carry the legacy of his ancestors to the present and said, "It is a good event to be accepted as a heritage carrier in an artist's world and to be worthy of it. We carry this legacy to the newly built Barbaros Hayrettin Pasha Mosque in Istanbul. I am very happy to have a large collection of 5,000 pieces of tiles in this mosque,” he said.
Gürsoy said, "Barbaros Hayrettin Pasha captain derya. He lives in the 16th century. We rebuild civilization and produce it harmoniously and elegantly with its original colors. We are making the 16th century exactly. It will be the first signed mosque in the world. They will see my signature in the works."
We would like to thank Mr. Cemil Şahin for the photos.
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