This building brings together a mosque, a school and the offices of the Islamic Religious Council. The small site necessitated shared facilities, which meant connectivity had to be balanced with the retaining distinct identities for each. In creating a cohesive and symbiotic whole, the Hub reflects a traditional village community and embodies the Islamic principles of faith, knowledge and action in the three functions it contains. As it is located in a predominantly non-Muslim community, it also reflects the open and progressive nature of the Muslim community in Singapore. Traditional and vernacular motifs are thus combined with modern secular design, embracing change and diversity within local society.