Turkish Cultural Centre
Doetinchem, Netherlands
This compact four-floor concrete construction with a small footprint contains a social and cultural centre, a prayer hall and an imam’s house on a terrain leaving sufficient space to strengthen an already green environment. There is a gradual transition from a series of open and public spaces to places with a more private character, ending with the prayer hall. Islamic symbolism rather than ornamentation was important in the design. The social/ cultural programme connects the main entrance of the building at street level. On the sunken square side is a second entrance. The building, oriented to Makkah, is turned a quarter to the adjacent building with an orientation to both the street and a sunken court.

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Doetinchem, Netherlands
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1,900 m²
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