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Designed by two architects, Şefik Birkiye and Dr. Selim Dalaman, the plans for the mosque laid out a 1,500 m2 (16,000-square-feet) footprint to accommodate about 2,600 worshippers. The project also included retail areas for shopping, an exhibition hall, and a conference center. The mosque’s modern architecture was inspired by the 20th-century Art Deco movement. The total height of the building, excluding the minaret tower, is about 30 m (100-feet), the same as two historical churches in the area.
The below-grade basement structures added a total of 10,000 m2 (110,000 square feet) of additional space spread over four underground floors (including a multi-story parking garage). PENETRON ADMIX was added to the concrete mix at the job site, the PENEBAR SW-55 waterstop (1,250 m/4,125-feet) strips sealed the cold joints and PENETRON topical material was sprayed on the concrete basement walls and foundation slab as a slurry.