walter schob​er


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My intention was to design a continuous progression of levels, from worldly to sacral. The street, forecourt and market as elements with a public function prepare the way, leaving the visitors to decide, forcing no path upon them. Since visitors must first pass a gradient of four meters down to the entrance, it seemed essential to me to allow the mosque to be designed upwards, rising layer for layer. I am in good company as regards the formality of this strategy: Mimar Hodscha Sinan's Selimiye Camii (1567-1574) in Edine is also constructed with the roofed public market (Kapali Carsi) below the mosque, so that the market functions as the worldly foundation of the holy harram above.