Sancaklar Mosque

Designer: Emre Arolat Architects
Category: Architecture

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A place of worship in a prairie setting

Inspired by the fact that a mosque does not have a predefined form and anywhere clean may be a prayer room, this project focused on the ‘essence’ of a religious space, distancing itself from discussions based on form. The design aimed at representing purest forms of light and matter, just as a primary inner world, free from all cultural burdens. The disappearance of the building in to the slope of the site, anchored to the ground, creates the sense that it has always been a part of this landscape.