Sakirin Mosque is known as the first to be designed by a woman thanks to the substantial input of designer Fadillioglu to architect Husrev Tayla’s work. This achievement is matched by her contemporary design approach. The dome is clad in fish-scale aluminium panels and facades are finished in stone and aluminium mesh. The lighting strategy and courtyard water feature, the bronze and glass doors and the chandelier were all conceived by Fadillioglu to enrich the space with artistry. Equally, the symbolic mihrab, the mimber and the calligraphy are new interpretations of ancient Seljuk Turkish traditions. The overall effect is far removed from the interior design of a typical mosque.
Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture