4.614 | Fall 2002 | Undergraduate

Religious Architecture and Islamic Cultures

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National Assembly Mosque, Ankara, Turkey (1987-89). A modernist place of worship for a secularist government, this mosque was designed by the Cinici group. Constructed in exposed concrete, the mosque displays innovative abstractions of all the traditional elements of Islamic architecture. The plexiglass mihrab adds an unusual symbolic touch by alluding to the notion of the mihrab as the gate to the luminous hereafter.

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Fall 2002
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