Ottoman architect Sinan exhibition opens in Istanbul

10/04/2015 (Anadolu Agency – Turkey): An exhibition on Turkey’s first star architect Mimar Sinan, who shaped Ottoman Empire architecture in the 16th century, opened on Friday in Istanbul to mark the 427th anniversary of his death.Organized by the Istanbul-based Mimar Sinan Research Center and the Allevents company, the exhibition at Tophane-i Amire Culture and Arts Center, tells the story of the architect and his works with 3-D animation techniques and digital maps.Mimar Sinan, who worked as a chief architect and civil engineer of the Ottoman Empire, is described as “the greatest architect of the classical period of Ottoman architecture.”  During his lifetime, he built over 350 masterpieces including mosques, masjids (places of worship), water canals, bridges, palaces and Turkish baths. His creations can be found outside of Turkey, in cities like Sarajevo, Mecca and Medina. The eight-section exhibition showcases pictures of his works, his building models and drawings with the focus on Sinan’s masterpieces and his architectural style.”Our aim is to make people better understand him through this exhibition and to make them visit his real works in Istanbul,” professor Demet Kiran, head of the Faculty of Architecture in the Istanbul-based Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, told press members…

http://www.aa.com.tr/en/headline/491718–ottoman-architect-sinan-exhibition-opens-in-istanbul

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