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Istanbul 2015

Brief :

The process of time and space depends on nature and parallels the cosmic order and the basic underlying forms that are found in nature. They are not only circular, which means they revolve and repeat, but rather spiral. They grow and expand in a way that radiates from the center out. Many forms of city order, architectural arrangement and movement pattern, including the basic orders of music and the representation of space in miniatures, comply with such an understanding of space and time. With the revolution paralleling that of the cosmos, the mind assumes a freedom from the earthly bondage: It would be as though the mind begins to concentrate on the depth of existence on its own, while the body has been given away to the earth. It is the separation of the mind from the body, implying the soul's freedom from physicality.
The design of the market is a manifestation of this transcendental philosophy of the cosmic relations. The entire market whirls up on a ramp spirally with a break at a tea house on the mid level and eventually culminates into the tower top which gives an ecstatic experience of viewing the city of Istanbul including the breathtaking Hagia Sophia.

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