Hodja Ahmed Yassaui Museum 2
One of Hodja Ahmed Yassaui’s creations was the “Divani Himket” or the ‘Book of wisdom’, a fundamental writing in the Turkic world philosophy. The Yassaui’s contemporary museum building must translate the book’s verity and wisdom via architectural instruments, such as symbolism and metaphors.
An example of such a symbol is the ‘baiterek’, an image of the Tree of the World holding the Earth with its roots and the Sky with its crown. ‘Baiterek’ is a three-part conception of the word: the underground, the earthly and the heavenly, the past, the present and the future. It is precisely this three-fold philosophy that impacted the design of Hodja Ahmed Yassaui museum.
The angled columns growing from the underground flower into arrowed vaults on the ground floor level where the main exhibition space with Yassaui’s life story is situated. Above, there is the literature museum dedicated to the philosopher’s cultural, literature and educational activity. The museum’s collection of architectural elements is an interpretation of Turkic, Islamic, and Persian architecture from the Middle Ages. Moreover, the decorative lighting of some façade parts is executed in illuminated calligraphic quotes by Yassaui. Similar to the first concept for the museum, the building is to be equipped with the latest interactive and multimedia museum technologies.
|Total Area||2 970 sq. m.
|Site Area||1 Ha