UNESCO Cities of Design

A reconversion will be held for Beyazit Square on the basis of one of Turkey’s most famous architects Turgut Cansever’s project he completed in 1960. 

Architect Cansever explained the aim of his design in his own words:

“From the projects submitted to the examination of a large delegation, I prepared my proposal and transformed the square into a pedestrian area that would serve people completely, by making the direct contradiction between the university buildings and the mosque, dominate the direction of the mosque-Qibla, and preferred to propose this solution.”