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.
In the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, the architects of projects enrolled through the nomination programme receive an Award documentation package which describes the standardised presentation requirements. In addition to submitting photographs, slides, and architectural drawings, architects are asked to complete a detailed questionnaire pertaining to use, cost, environmental and climatic factors, construction materials, building schedule, and, more importantly, design concepts and each project's significance within its own context. These project presentation documents include the architect's record and the aforementioned submission documents.