Wednesday, 11 September 2013

1366 TR - Selimiye Mosque and its Social Complex (2011)

Brief Description

The square Mosque with its single great dome and four slender minarets, dominates the skyline of the former Ottoman capital of Edirne. Sinan, the most famous of Ottoman architects in the 16th century, considered the complex, which includes madrasas (Islamic schools), a covered market, clock house, outer courtyard and library, to be his best work. The interior decoration using Iznik tiles from the peak period of their production testifies to an art form that remains unsurpassed in this material. The complex is considered to be the most harmonious expression ever achieved of the Ottoman külliye, a group of buildings constructed around a mosque and managed as a single institution.


。方形的赛里米耶清真寺巨大的中央圆顶与四座细长的宣礼塔矗立在埃迪尔内(Edirne)的天际线上,俯瞰着这座前奥斯曼帝国的首 都。16世纪著名的奥斯曼建筑师希南(Sinan)将这一建筑群视为自己最杰出的作品。赛里米耶清真寺建筑群还包括伊斯兰学校、一个室内市场、守卫室、外 庭及图书馆。清真寺使用伊兹尼克最巅峰时期出品的瓷砖作为内饰材料,代表着以这种瓷砖创造的艺术形式至今无人超越的最高成就。赛利米耶清真寺建筑群也被视 作奥斯曼时期库里耶(külliye ,意为一组围绕着清真寺修建的建筑群,并作为一个统一的机构进行管理)建筑作品所能达到的最和谐的境界。

Source UNESCO WH website
 Courtesy of Nihan from Turkey


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