UZUNDERE DJEMEVI AND SOCIO-CULTURAL CENTER FIRST PRIZE

PROJECT / LOCATION / DATE
İzmir Karabaglar Uzundere Djemevi and Socio-Cultural Center Architectural Idea Competition , 1. Prize / Izmir, Turkey / December, 2017
 
FUNCTION
Religion, Public, Cultural, Education, Mixed-use
 
TOTAL CONSTRUCTION AREA
5.765 m2
 
COMPETITION ORGANIZER
Izmir Karabaglar Municipality
 
TEAM
M.Baris Yegena, Ozge Ozkul
 
 

‘ PROTECT THE LIGHT ‘

In the course of searching an answer to the question of ”what kind of sanctuary for the alevism belief ”  , instead of researching origins of sanctuary structures for the alevism belief ,  we have found that progressing on one of the determining factors in the journey of this belief’s essence from past to present , is more suitable and untried.

Alevism which has a long established past in the anatolian territory , is a way belief that achieved to conserve it’s internal light in many difficulties by means of it’s humble and peaceful attitude. One of the main reasons of presence of it , is preservation.Therefore, the essence of the design has been associated to ”preservation”. The ”preservation” which has been established by spending great effort till today , has been illustrated by the hand that surrounds the candle representing the internal light.

It has been possible to depict the application of this illustration to architecture by simple composition of two walls. The main prayer venue has been obtained by vertical rotational duplication of this idea.  In this way , 4 door idea in the belief has also been symbolized. This ”preservation” movement has been expanded to overall of the project and used in closed functions fully, and in open to view ones in a controlled way or barely.

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