A Centrally Planned Mosque in Eskigediz/Kütahya: Grand Mosque/Gazanfer Agha Mosque
Kütahya/Eskigediz’de Merkezi Planlı Bir Cami: Ulu Cami/Gazanfer Ağa Camii

Author : Türkan Acar
Number of pages : 204-225


Grand Mosque/Gazanfer Aga Mosque is located in Eskigediz Town, Gediz District of Kütahya. In the structure, the central plan scheme, which is a plan type, which is a sign of Classical Ottoman architecture, has been applied. The Grand Mosque/Gazanfer Agha Mosque, which is an example of the capital school, consists of a six-centered centralized planned harim, a last communion with five units, a minaret and a courtyard. The center of the six-centered central-plan mosque, in which the first examples began to be seen in the early Ottoman period, was implemented in many cities in the classical period, especially in the capital İstanbul. Mimar Sinan, the most famous architect of the classical period, made a variety of experiments in the form of four, six and eight supporters. Grand Mosque/Gazanfer Agha Mosque was completely destroyed by the earthquake in 1970, except for the northern wall and minaret base of Harim. It was rebuilt in 1990 with the restoration work. In this study, the plan fiction of the mosque was discussed with the Art History methodology and compared with similar examples in Anatolia. The central plan of Grand Mosque/Gazanfer Agha Mosque is; the central dome in the harim, the semi-domes sitting on the arms of the hexagonal gaze, the iwan of the mihrab, and the half-dome located to the north of the harim are centralized in the harim.


Kütahya, Eskigediz, Central Plan, Grand Mosque, Mosque.


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