İSTANBUL BAHÇELİEVLER’DE SİYAVUŞ PAŞA KÖŞKÜ ÜZERİNE BAZI GÖZLEMLER / SOME OBSERVATION ON THE SIYAVUŞ PAŞA KIOSK AT BAHÇELİEVLER
The Siyavus Paşa Kiosk built in the sixteenth century near the Davut Paşa Quarter along the route of Istanbul and Edirne Highway is one of the most important examples of classical architecture. It was built by Siyavuş Paşa who served as Grand Vizier three times in addition to his various other duties in the Ottoman Palace during the reigns of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent, Selim II, and Murad III. The architecture of the building is unknown. It appears that that this kiosk rising above the foundations laid in a pool was used both as winter and summer residence. Some of the structure once stood around the kiosk does not exist anymore. The alterations applied on the upper part of the Kiosk in the beginning of the nineteenth century were removed during the restoration of the building in 1973. This Kiosk, which is at present located in the park near the buildings of the Municipality and District of Bahçelievler, is introduced in this essay in detail along with some observations about it.
Key words: Siyavuş Paşa, Bahçelievler, Pooled Kiosk, Cihannüma, Classical Architecture.