A recent competition to design a 30,000 capacity mosque on a 15,000m2 hilltop plot in Istanbul resulted in no winner being awarded.
It was decided that of the 62 entering practices, there was no clear winner for the first prize of TL 300,000.
The brief required a 30,000-capacity mosque visible from any one point in Istanbul, containing a tourist area with cafes, recreation amenities, a children’s park and education centre.
Two runners-up – Bahar Mizrak and Gul Totu – were awarded a shared prize of TL 225,000.
A shortlisted design was created by Turner Cakmakli Architects, a local practice whose concept rises from the hilltop in an open, circular form (pictured).