The Beyazit Mosque, known as II Beyazit Complex, was completed in 1488 under the reign of Sultan Beyazit. Found 2 kilometers from Edirne proper, it has a mosque, a bath, a medical medrese, soup kitchen and a darussifa. The medrese has been converted into the Museum of Turkish Calligraphic Art while the soup kitchen is now a library. Its most prominent feature is the Beyazit Mosque, designed by the architect Hayrettin. It has similar style in architecture and design with the Selimiye Mosque and Ucserefeli Mosque. What makes the mosque special is its brilliant use of exotic stones such as rare granite, verd antique and porphyry.
It is probable that at the time of building the complex the city extended all about it and that the layout of the complex was influenced by the lanes and adjacent houses. The asymmetrical urban form, with the buildings forming an irregular U-shape around the central axis of the mosque, is determined by the conformation of the land. The buildings are situated on a flat landscape, this way the silhoutte of the mosque appears clearly visible. It is like a “campus”, including in a side, a big madrasai an infirmary and a psychiatric hospitali the whole forming the school medicine. The result form the hierarchy and distriction between the sacred building and utiltarian buildings.

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