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Design Center

Across the road from Sokollu Mehmet mosque there is a "tekke" that is now used as the Istanbul Design Center. It offers educational programs and hosts free seminars, organizes workshops, and exhibitions. When I visited some pupils were filming the building with very professional equipment.

The building originally housed a Dervish lodge of Bukharan Uzbeks. It was constructed in 1692 and was renovated in 1887 by order of Sultan Abdulhamid II. After all dervish lodges were ordered closed in 1925 this one was kept open with special permission. It was renovated in 2006 and opened in 2008.
Istanbul Ohara Ozbekler Tekkesi december 2015 5245.jpg
Istanbul Ohara Ozbekler Tekkesi december 2015 5245.jpg
Istanbul Ohara Ozbekler Tekkesi december 2015 5247.jpg
Istanbul Ohara Ozbekler Tekkesi december 2015 5247.jpg
Istanbul Ohara Ozbekler Tekkesi december 2015 5248.jpg
Istanbul Ohara Ozbekler Tekkesi december 2015 5248.jpg