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I once heard from my teacher Shimon Gat that the mosque was designed in the "Sinanian[sic]" style by a European architect who converted to Islam. He said that the round dome gives way gradually to the orthogonal columns and square hall without hard edges, expressing a non-Christian take on the interface between God's unity (as represented by a dome) and worldy multiplicity (the square hall). He also compared it to the Churva synagogue in Jerusalem.

I'd like to see some sources about this architect and his influences, comparissons to previous works.

Benny Powers


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