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Kastamonu Nasrullah Kadı Mosque is Renovated

The Nasrullah Kadı Mosque, the name of which almost identifies with Kastamonu and is one of the most valuable historical works of the city and Anatolia, is being renovated with the sponsorship of Güryapı Construction and Gürsoy Foundation.

The Nasrullah Kadı Mosque, the name of which almost identifies with Kastamonu and is one of the most valuable historical works of the city and Anatolia, is being renovated with the sponsorship of Güryapı Construction and Gürsoy Foundation. The mosque, built during the reign of Sultan Bayezid II, in 1506, is of high importance by its decorations and fountain. The renovation activities that have started in April are planned to be completed within 2016.

Precise Scientific Studies

The museum main building, which was worn down over time, has been restored and reinforced by a professional team formed with the supports of Gürsoy Foundation. The building reinforced so as to be able to resist an earthquake of magnitude nine, constitutes a very important step for the sake of protecting monuments that are the common heritage of humanity. Within the scope of the renovation and restoration studies; the walls and the columns were strengthened and reinforced by steel plates and the floor slabs by high-strength tension bars, in order to protect the visitors and the world-scale collection during a potential earthquake. Within the scope of the restoration, the infrastructure problems were also eliminated, new air-conditioning, electricity and security systems were implemented and the museum has acquired contemporary exhibition areas.

Info box: Senior architect Nilgün Olgun, the restoration executive and Gürsoy Foundation director who advised that they had come to the end of the restoration and reinforcement studies, said ‘’İstanbul Archeology Museums house the cultural memory of Anatolia and Mesopotamia of thousands of years. We acted with this feeling of responsibility throughout our studies. I hope that this work accomplished by our specialized teams with scientific restoration criteria will be beneficial to all art and culture lovers, and primarily the İstanbul public.”