Barbaros Hayrettin Pasha Mosque, deriving its identify from the historic Ottoman navy captain, situated in Istanbul’s bustling enterprise hub Levent opened its doorways for worshippers on Friday following three years of building.
The inspiration of the mosque was impressed by Süleymaniye Mosque, which is taken into account one of the crucial essential examples of classical Ottoman structure by grasp architect Mimar Sinan, who formed Ottoman lands and was laid on July 3, 2020, throughout a ceremony attended by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
Talking on the inauguration ceremony of the mosque, following the Friday prayer, President Erdoğan stated, “The troopers of Barbaros Hayrettin Pasha have been ‘levends’ (irregular troopers of the Ottoman navy). That’s the reason this district is named Levent.”
“Once we have been requested, we opined that the identify ‘Captain-i Derya Barbaros Hayrettin’ is acceptable,” he continued, noting that this district longed for such a mosque. He stated the development of the mosque completed inside a brief interval, including that TL 750 million ($38.2 million) was allotted for the challenge.
The mosque, spanning a floor of seven,000 sq. meters (44,291 sq. toes) was constructed on a plot measuring 18,500 sq. meters. In accordance with projections, it will likely be the biggest mosque within the space between Sarıyer’s Büyükdere and the monumental Yıldız Mosque constructed through the reign of Sultan Abülhamid II.
Upon its opening, Barbaros Hayrettin Pasha Mosque will provide a bunch of facilities comparable to a carpark, a guide cafe, a kindergarten, a digital visible arts corridor and multi-purpose halls. Combining traditional Ottoman architectural parts with trendy methods and nanotechnology, the mosque boasts a powerful dome crafted from stable copper sheets, adorned with gold and silver accents harking back to the primary dome of the nation’s largest Grand Çamlıca Mosque.
The inside view of the dome and lanterns in Barbaros Hayrettin Pasha Mosque, Istanbul, Türkiye, Might 11, 2023. (AA Photograph)
With a important dome diameter of 24 meters and a top of 44 meters, the mosque is surrounded by 4 minarets, two of which have been constructed with a size of 79 meters and one other two with a size of 92 meters.
The inside options works of the calligrapher Ferhat Kurlu, who inscribed verses of Surah Ibrahim from the Quran, highlighting the significance of water and sea. Equally, just about the ocean, miniature and illumination works, which embody blue tones, have been ready by Mustafa Çelebi.
The “sea” themed blue carpets specifically woven in western Manisa province have been laid within the mosque. The development of internal elements, together with a 13.5-meter-high mihrab (prayer area of interest indicating the course of Kaaba) and the preaching pedestal have been accomplished as properly. Equally, the set up of doorways contained in the mosque and the massive important door designed utilizing Seljuk patterned methods with a width of 5.9 meters and a top of 13 meters have been accomplished.
Stating the mosque was prepared for worship as carpets have been laid, Ergin Külünk, president of the Levent Mosque Schooling, Tradition and Service Items Affiliation for Development and Sustenance in his interview with Anadolu Company (AA) on Thursday stated that they tried to ship a thematic mosque that represents Barbaros Hayrettin, his works, the ocean and associated particulars.
He additionally famous that the particular tiles ready solely for the Barbaros Hayrettin Paşa Mosque, utilizing very trendy however classical patterns and motifs, have been laid on an space measuring 600 sq. meters based mostly on drawings of Mehmet Gürsoy, who was awarded the “Residing Human Treasure” by UNESCO in 2009.
Emphasizing the adherence to the architectural legacy of Mimar Sinan, Külünk highlighted that the mosque is an instance of traditional work that might contribute to attracting overseas tourism.