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Osman | profile | all galleries >> Contemporary Mosques >> Akcakoca Mosque, Duzce tree view | thumbnails | slideshow

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Akcakoca Mosque, Duzce

Architect: Ergün Subaşı
Start for construction: 1989
Opened for service: 2004

This highly irregular mosque was placed above 160 concrete poles driven into the ground. The dome height is 31 meters and covered by 32 tons of copper plates. And the chandelier that resembles the dome in reverse weigh around 1300 kg. The rocket like minarets are at 58 meters in height.

The main inspiration of the dome is from the tents which were being used by the Turkic people in the steppes of the Central Asia, and eight large stain-glass-windows adorn this unique dome.

In the 15 years that took to build this mosque, it cost 1.6 million US dollars. Of this among eighty-five percent of it financed by the donation of the Akcakoca people, ten percent by the workers’ donations from the Europe and the rest five percent was provided by the Authority of the Religious Affairs in Akcakoca.
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