MIMAR SINAN, who contributed greatly to construction art and science thanks to his creations, left his mark on 447 buildings in total during 1538 - 1588 period, when he was the head of Hassa Mimarlar Ocagi.
Engineering genius of MIMAR SINAN in selection of material choices has always made people feel that it required interdisciplinary works and studies based on vairous viewpoints. He has thoroughly examined the properties and usage places of all chosen materials, considered the structue as a whole and while he was examining the load increase in the system and design, he observed that in time the chemical (Ca C03), physical(cellular structure) and mechanical values of LIMESTONE changed in a positive way. This also proves that MIMAR SINAN, in addition of having strong architecture and engineering competence, also has great intuitive sense.
We are able to observe the usage places and fineness of limestones he used for construction, on the buildings that remain standing even today. His creations and genius are rediscovered with the examinations of today’s enginnering and architecture units.
Once more, we remember MIMAR KOCA SINAN with respect.