No winner in debated mosque competition
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
This is one of the applications sent to the competition. A 15,000 square-meter mosque will be built in Çamlıca district, Erdoğan has said.An architecture competition organized to help bring a new mosque project to life on Istanbul’s Çamlıca Hill has come to an end without revealing a grand prize winner.
According to a written statement issued by the Environment and Urban Planning Ministry, 62 projects were entered in the competition titled “Çamlıca searches the architect behind its new silhouette.”
The projects were reviewed by a jury comprised of seven people and headed by Site Planning Director General Mehmet Ali Kahraman.
After the last review meeting held this month, the winners of the competition were to be announced. However none of the projects were awarded the 300,000 Turkish Liras first prize. Two projects, on the other hand, were awarded second prize. The developers of these two projects received a total of 225,000 liras in monetary reward. Five other entries also received honorable mention, each being rewarded 25,000 liras.
Istanbul’s Association for Constructing and Maintaining Mosques and Educational-Cultural Service Units is going to determine which mosque project will be implemented.