The Building Centre
26 Store Street, London WC1E 7BT
Entry is free
DSDHA’s beautiful model and drawings of Mimar Sinan’s Istanbul townscape are on show in the first London exhibition dedicated to the Turkish master.
Curated by former AJ editor Rory Olcayto, the show (and the recently published book Mimar Sinan: The First Starchitect) is the product of an 18-month mission to raise awareness of Sinan – who is less well-known than he should be in the UK, despite his historical significance as an influence on structures such as St Paul’s Cathedral and even on the work of modern masters, including Le Corbusier.
Deborah Saunt and Ellen Hadden have led this research project for DSDHA; their work is featured in the exhibition along with that of other five UK-based architectural practices: Ian Ritchie Architects, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, Reiach and Hall Architects, Sam Jacob Studio, Bureau de Change.
Read more about the exhibition here