Green Valley Mosque in Istanbul
The globe is embodied on the ground in the design of the magnificent mosque, Green Valley Mosque in Istanbul.
A distinctive mosque that combines the distinctive design idea with modernity,
The architect who designed the mosque is Adnan Kazemoglu, and it was manufactured by the Kiptas company of the municipality of Buyuksehir,
The mosque is located in the Asian section in Istanbul, and it has a beautiful, strange architectural design and carries a unique idea that the building consists of two hemispheres, which is an expression of Istanbul's annexation of two important parts of the globe, (one part of Istanbul is located on the Asian continent and the other part on the European continent In addition to the fact that its mass is based on two overlapping domes, the diameter of the large dome is 25 m, and the diameter of the small dome is 20 m, with a separate minaret corresponding to the triangle formed by the shadow of the main mass and this proportionality was used in the study of the dimensions of all the elements associated with the mass.
The construction of the Green Valley Mosque in Istanbul was completed in 2010.
Geometric mosque shape:
The Green Valley Mosque in Istanbul is a different mosque from other well-known mosques, especially since the building consists of merging two domes with each other, and in addition to being a place of worship (300 worshipers), it contains an Islamic paper library and internet-related encyclopedias.
The library can accommodate 500 students.
The mosque includes a conference and reception hall that can accommodate 250 visitors, as well as a banquet hall, and this is all what made it an important social center.
In addition to the fact that the mosque holds conferences and seminars on important topics such as domestic violence and other topics of interest to society in general and the Islamic community in particular, and it gives children great importance as it allocates time for teaching them the pillars of Islam and the Qur’an, and sports activities.
The dome of the mosque is empty with glass, and this introduces the light into the interior of the mosque, giving a feeling of the connection of the sky to the earth, and the light reflected from the semicircular dome draws a complete circle on the surface of the water pool in the courtyard.
The walls of the mosque were adorned from the inside with white marble and yellow and white gold leaf in abundance, and the lobby of the Green Valley Mosque in Istanbul was decorated with the names of God, increasing its prestige, beauty and splendor.
The minbar in the mosque is made of glass and crystal, indicating transparency and peace.
As for the minaret of the mosque, it is a cone made of stainless steel and lit from the bottom with tubes of optical fibers, and it is similar in design to the solar time sundial and its diameter is 20 cm, and the minaret contains four speakers directed in four different directions.
The courtyard has elements that enrich the main mass of watery areas covering half of the courtyard, symbolizing life and vitality, and the stony floors are the stagnation and death of life.
And also an obelisk between the two prayer hall stones made of concrete panels on which Surat Al-Fatiha was written.
The shadow of the minaret acts as the solar clock, and in view of the prayer times are determined according to the state of the sun in the sky, a direct connection is established between the minaret of the mosque and the main function of worship.
A strange, diverse mosque with a distinct professional industry.