Mosque Spotlight: Sakirin Mosque in Turkey Is Designed by a Woman: Zeynep Fadillioglu

by in Lifestyle on 12th July, 2019

The Sakirin Mosque in Istanbul Turkey stands out for a number of reasons amongst the several thousand mosques in Turkey. Turkey is home to over 80,000 Mosques with the majority if not all designed by men. The Sakirin Mosque was co-created by Zeynep Fadillioglu who studied at the University of Sussex completing a degree in Computer Science, she went on to study Art, History & Design in London at Inchbald School of Design. She currently teaches at Istanbul’s Bilgi University and set up the design firm ZF Design. The mosque was designed and built in memory of Semiha and Ibrahim Şakir, Zeynep Fadıllıoğlu is known to be their great niece.

It’s said that the women’s section was given special attention by matching the men’s section in size and beauty, we hope that Mosques around the world will take an example and pay attention to women’s sections when designing mosques.

Selina Bakkar

Selina Bakkar

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