Another work worth mentioning is urban infill meaning you intervene the existing urban context injecting new activities and allow the old one to react with them. Here the sensitivity had been retained by preserving the existing streetscape and façade with a total rejuvenation of the interior spaces to something new. The program asked for the existing trade to be retained and the old folk’s home be in placed so that the old folks had something to work on consistently. Where is the home, I may asked? It is meandering up above the roof as an independent structure – totally modern. This is one approach that befits commendation.
Downplaying the iconography of the mosque and bringing the mosque to the people instead of vice versa? These are the issues he was attempting to address. Must a mosque be grandeur? Not really. His approach is stem on muting the mosque into any form of commercial development thus allowing cross funding between religious and commercial activities. Very much resembles the Al-Aqam ideal community. On a piece of island site, he does not address to the urban context but dealt into commercial spaces, hotel and the mosque facilities. On such count, the architectural vehicle does match the issue that has been raised.