World Bulletin / News Desk
The Remodeling and Sustenance Association of İstanbul Mosque, Education and Culture Service Units has launched a competition to select the architect whose plans will be used for the construction of a large mosque on Üsküdar's highest hill, Çamlıca, on the Anatolian side of İstanbul.
The association has offered an award of TL 300,000 for the architect whose plans rank first in the competition. The deadline for the submission of projects for the planned mosque is Sept. 3 and the results of the competition will be announced on Sept. 10.
The mosque will be visible from every corner of İstanbul and will include cultural and social facilities within its grounds. Four new facilities will be constructed on 250,000 square meters of land on the hill, including the mosque, a tourist area with cafes and restaurants, a recreational space and a children's park. However, the competition is only for the plans for the mosque.
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