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Minarets

The mosque has four minarets that are designed in accordance with the gorgeousness of the building. These are divided into two groups as the “Mosque Minarets” and “Hareem Minarets” and also each one is again specified as left and right minarets. The style used in connection o...

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Panache (Pendentive’s Surface)

On Panache’s especially the ones with cementations and risen surfaces revealed 4 different periods of ornamentation drawings after very careful investigations. Two of these examples are  from the baroque era and other  two from the classical era. On the lowest layer the ornamentation...

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Tromps

The tromps that support the half domes are two in the southern side, and  3 in the northern side. Damage inspections and mapping works on the tromps revealed traces of cement plastering. Layer by layer periodical analysis was done along with detailed survey works. These periodical analysis reve...

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Other Domes

Investigation results on the domes apart from the main dome revealed that the domes on the right hand side were plastered with horasan plaster and the ones on the left hand side were mostly plastered with cement. The cement plasters were removed and replaced with horasan plaster and pre-ornamentatio...

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Interior Stone Window Sills

There are different motifs of stone sills on the ground floor window interiors. These sills are made up of the combination of stones with different colors and properties. Erosions occurred during the course of time were filled by cement pastes with local sources. The variety of stones used in these ...

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Mimar Sinan Mausoleum

This mausoleum is located on the see front of the complex on the corner of the Mufti’s edifice. The lean and plain style is dominant in this mausoleum. There is an unknown coffin other than MimarSinan’s within the mausoleum. The necessary restoration works has been done such as faç...

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Stone Conservation

Façade: Damage maps and intervention proposals drawings were completed on both the interior and exterior façades of the mosque. Two different conservations approaches was taken on the eroded façade surfaces. If the deterioration was deeper than 5 cm  the stone would be rem...

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Main Dome

Following the preliminary surveys on the dome’s surface, it was detected that there are cracks of different properties on the dome’s surface. Firstly the detailed survey and documentation of the cracks and the ornamentations around them were carried out.   In these areas, there is t...

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