Built for Haseki Hurrem Sultan, this kulliye is the first important complex
to be taken on by Sinan after he was appointed chief architect. It is composed
of a mosque, a medrese, a primary school, a hospital and a refectory which was
later added to the complex (1550). In situating his buildings at different
angles and leaving narrow passages and gaps between them, Sinan chose an organic
approach rarely to be seen in his subsequent works, resulting in rich
perspective effects. The single domed mosque was to be later enlarged with an
extra module (1612). Together with the neighbouring Bayram Pasha Kulliye
(1635), the complex formed an important social centre.
Above text and pictures are from the book titled "Turkish Art and Architecture in Anatolia and Mimar Sinan".
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