Time is running backwards in Bursa's Hanlar District

Time is running backwards in Bursa's Khans Area
Time is running backwards in Bursa's Hanlar District

Time continues to flow in reverse with the Hanlar Region Çarşıbaşı Urban Transformation Project, which will mark the future of Bursa. While the Sarıca Sungur Masjid, which could not survive, came to light with the reconstruction works, the rough construction of the two underground service buildings was completed. Reinforced concrete production will start next month in the parking lot construction.

The project, which will restore the Historical Bazaar and Inns District, which started to form in the 14th century in Bursa, the first capital of the Ottoman Empire, and completed its process with the development of inns, covered bazaars and bazaars in the 16th century, is progressing step by step. In the project of the Metropolitan Municipality, which is also supported by the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization, the demolition works started in August 2020 with a ceremony attended by the Minister of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change Murat Kurum. With the demolition of 38 buildings, including the buildings belonging to the shopping center, an area of ​​more than 5 thousand square meters was exposed.

Historical mosque revealed

After the demolition of 15 shops right next to the Brass Inn, the tomb of the 40th Ottoman sheikh al-Islam, known as Bursalı Captive Mehmet Efendi, was also unearthed. After the archaeological excavations carried out in the area, the foundations of the mosque were reached and the reconstruction works began, after the sources stated that there was Sarıca Sungur Masjid right next to the Esir Dede Tomb. Sarıca Sungur Masjid, which has an area of ​​145 square meters and has a history of more than 300 years, has started to take its place in the historical region with the works that continue in accordance with its originality.

Squares replace buildings

The area surrounded by buildings until two years ago will be transformed into three separate squares adding value to the historical region 'within the scope of the project'. A total of 10 square meters of land is being added to the historical region, with an area of ​​approximately 9 thousand square meters, including the Çiftlikhan, İpekhan and Bakırcılar squares, and walking paths, as well as 19 thousand square meters of green space and landscaping. In project scope; There will be an underground car park under the Pirinçhan Square, underground ablution facilities and toilets in İpekhan Square, and units with underground toilets, ATMs and a baby care room in Bakırcılar Square.

On the ground floor of the 11-storey underground car park with a construction area of ​​approximately 350 thousand square meters and a capacity of 4 vehicles, there will be a municipality tourism promotion unit, workshops, WC for men-women-handicapped and a baby care room. While the well foundation works for the underground car park are nearing the completion stage, the reinforced concrete works of the car park will start next month. While the rough construction of the buildings to be located under İpekhan and Bakırcılar squares has been completed, these two squares and Sarıca Sungur Masjid are expected to be completed by the end of the year 'in May, together with the car park'.

Dream turns into reality

Metropolitan Mayor Alinur Aktaş, reminding that opening the entrance to the Historical Bazaar and Inns Area has been the dream of Bursa residents for years, said that they are moving step by step to turn another historical phenomenon into reality. Reminding that the region is almost an open-air museum with 14 inns, 1 covered bazaar, 13 covered bazaars, 7 covered bazaars, 11 market areas, 4 mosques, 21 civil architecture buildings, 177 school and 1 tombs, Mayor Aktaş said, “The project Once completed, we will see a much more inviting Inn District. A wonderful square will emerge with its touristic arrangements. We will bring 3 different squares to Bursa with the project that we have integrated with Tophane. Good luck right now," he said.

Günceleme: 17/01/2023 15:16

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