Comparing the footprint of various mosques and Islamic Centres which have prayer halls is very interesting. The shape and scale of the buildings can vary dramatically, and more intriguing is the way in which they contort to face Mecca. Some are simple rectangular shapes, which are just set to face the direction of prayer and some are shapes with more sides allowing them to face several directions. Others meanwhile clearly deal with two clear axis, more commonly that of the surrounding fabric, and it is how these structures deal with this meeting point that creates a very special moment.

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