SINAN: THE FIRST STARCHITECT” EXHIBITION TRAVELS TO CERSAIE AND WORLD ARCHITECTURE FESTIVAL
A contemporary of Palladio and Michelangelo, Mimar Sinan defined the look and feel of historic Istanbul, with its unforgettable skyline of domes and minarets. Sinan is also renowned for his engineering skills used to design bridges and aqueducts, and unlike so many of his contemporaries, many of his buildings are still in use to this day. Despite his increasing relevance in modern architecture, thanks to the longevity and adaptability of his buildings, Sinan remains undermentioned.
In November 2015, Turkishceramics and the UK’s leading weekly architectural magazine “The Architects’ Journal” accompanied a delegation of British architects to Istanbul and Edirne on a study tour to discover the work of the 16th century Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan. The research resulted in a book published in May 2016 and an exhibition at the Building Centre in London.
The exhibition features research projects conducted by the participating architecture practices; Ian Ritchie Architects, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, DSDHA, Reiach and Hall Architects, Sam Jacob Studio and Bureau de Change.
Following the Sinan exhibition opening in London, the project is now being exhibited in Piazza Maggiore, in the heart of Bologna, on the occasion of Cersaie (26-30 September 2016) and will proceed to Berlin during the World Architecture Festival, WAF (16- 18 November, Arena Berlin -Stand E60). The exhibition explores the life and work of Mimar Sinan and his mastery of the art of building, from the use of ceramics to urban infrastructure.”