The axis of a site can be generated from several influences, in this instance that of Route, Fabric and Compass. The axis of route are generated from the strongest routes that act on the site, either along or across it. The axis of fabric takes the line of the existing built fabric around the site. The axis of compass is generated from the direction of Mecca, for religious reasons, and of South as this is the best direction to generate energy from solar gains. Combined they converge towards the South-East of the site.