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  • Award Cycle:
    Status:
    Recipient
    Location:
    Edirne, Turkey
    Client:
    Department of Pious Foundations / Fikret Cuhadaroglu, Director, and Mehmet Özturk, Regional Director
    Architect:
    Ertan Cakirlar
    Completed:
    1972

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The caravanserai (once a warehouse and overnight stop for camel caravans) is located in the historical centre of the city. Built in the 16th century by the great architect Sinan, it was restored and converted into a 150-room hotel in 1972. Although the restoration itself represents a high standard of conception and performance, the hotel conversion proved impractical. The jury commended the restoration of an important monument in spite of the failure of its re-use.

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