A Turkish architect’s project won a competition in Kazakhstan, and would be carried out for a history and culture center in the city of Turkestan.
Turkestan Architect Awards – which has five main categories and 15 sub-branches – was launched for the establishment of 15 public buildings in Turkestan. Mehmet Hilmi Sahin joined the competition in the category of “Cultural and Historical Center Khans and Biys”.
Sahin said his project, which was influenced by symbols of Turkish history and culture, would be implemented in Turkestan. The design was inspired not only by the Central Asian culture but also by the Seljuk and Ottoman periods, he noted. The architect said the eight-cornered star he used in his project was an important symbol used in many works of Turkish history, including in Turkestan and the Balkans.
“I am delighted to have won this international competition as a Turkish architect in which the Turkish history and culture are emphasized,” he added. (Kazinform/Business World Magazine)