Nazimî Yaver Yenal’s designs from his years as a student at the Sanayi-i Nefise in the 1920s shed light as much upon his search for […]
İstanbul Research Institute presents the exhibition “An Ottoman Building in the Early Republican Era: The Şişli Mosque” with a selection from Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation Photography Collection. The exhibition focuses on the first monumental religious building of the Republican era of İstanbul through selected photographs and documents.
On the surrounding walls with rectangular windows bearing iron fences, there is a door with a depressed arch on each of the eastern, western, and southern walls.
On the northern edge of the fountain courtyard, beyond the shed with diamond-shaped capitals, the single-floor annex buildings are located. On the eastern end of this wing, which joins the Halaskargazi Avenue, there is a two-floor library resembling a pavilion.
The şadırvan designed by Yenal is placed in the western section of the courtyard. Trials have been carried out with a wooden model on a scale of 1/1 in order to determine its correct location.
The interesting design at the upper part of the fountain, along with the Quranic verses in behind the large palmettes, and the soap holders above the taps are noteworthy as original details created by Yenal using classical lines.
The architectural details, the ornamental elements of the mosque, as well as the calligraphic compositions created by Hamid Aytaç, Macid Ayral and Halim Özyazıcı, the renowned calligraphers of the period, are all in harmony with the architecture, and reflect the classical Ottoman style.