Design Typologies of Mosques and Madrasas Belonging to Seljuk And Ottoman Civilizations in Konya


  • Serhat Anıktar
  • Şahika Özdemir
  • Ahmet Kurnaz


Konya Mosques, Konya Madrasas, Seljuk Architecture, Ottoman Architecture, Design Typologies


Konya, which has been an important city since the prehistoric period, has reached its present identity by overlapping different layers of civilization. Within the context of the architectural traces of these layers of civilization, it is aimed to document how the Seljuk capital city of Konya developed, the present coexistence of the traces of different civilizations, the typological analysis of the architectural identity of the city, from the upper scale to the structure and detail scale. The identity gained by the city in the historical process changes with the ongoing construction works. The problem of protecting the cultural heritage, which reflects our tradition, is faced with the arrangements made depending on today's needs. In order to protect this heritage and to create a guide in the design of new buildings belonging to our civilization, in a whole work, the mosques and madrasahs of the Seljuk and Ottoman civilizations determined in Konya were analyzed together with their current surroundings, documented with photographs, design, building element, construction technique and material typologies were removed, damage conditions were determined and energy models were prepared. In this study, only the analysis of design typologies is included. Typology is not just a classification and statistical process, but a process of analyzing the physical functions and layouts of buildings, reducing them to be included in a typological series and aiming for formal outcome. For this reason, typological analysis studies are important. In this study, the plans and sections of mosques and madrasahs belonging to the Seljuk and Ottoman civilizations determined in Konya were analyzed by processing the existing surrounding tissue. A compilation was made in the light of the information in the literature and specific buildings. It has been argued that the Seljuk and Ottoman buildings, which are located in the outer castle of Konya and known to have an effect on the formation of the city center, will create an awareness in order to protect them into the future with this work.


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How to Cite

Anıktar, S. ., Özdemir, Şahika ., & Kurnaz, A. . (2020). Design Typologies of Mosques and Madrasas Belonging to Seljuk And Ottoman Civilizations in Konya. ICONARCH International Congress of Architecture and Planning, (Iconarch -IV Proceeding Book), 871–882. Retrieved from



SESSION 7B Theme: Architectural/Urban Design, Art and Aesthetics