In the shadow of the Hagia Sophia
and the Suleymaniye Camii only an extreme responsibility towards one's own
work and towards history can be the basis for continuity into the present and
the future: continuity of thought and belief, continuity of the structure and
fabric of the built environment, and continuity of excellence in architecture.
This continuity forms the basis of today's goals and statements, of an
architecture rooted in the local heritage and at the same time encompassing and
projecting a global search and development. An architect who responded to this
challenge convincingly is Sedad Hakki Eldem.
Source: Extract from Foreword to Sedad Eldem: Architect in Turkey by Hans Hollein