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Green Mosque Wins Best Religious Structure Award

by , 11/11/10

Onat Oktem, Ziya Imren, Zeynep Oktem, Uri Tzarnotzky, green mosque, green architecture, eco architecture, green building, faith in place, green religious structures

This green mosque by architects Onat Oktem, Ziya Imren, Zeynep Oktem and Uri Tzarnotzky recently took first place in the Faith in Place competition, which challenged designers to come up with new ideas for religious buildings. The team suggests using materials with recycled content for the structure and considered the importance of using paints, adhesives, and sealants that feature low chemical emissions for the sake of the environment. The use of local materials for the construction and the interior design minimizes the energy spent on shipping, thus contributing to the project’s sustainability goals.

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