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Using the image created in Power Pub as a catalyst in creating the “front” elevation, the elevation which addresses the street, above is a series of sketches showing how found elements are expressed in different ways. One of the major decisions is how the central part of the elevation, which will be the main entrance and houses the building’s major circulation and social space reads externally. Is it expressed as a stand alone element that projects in relief or upwards, or is it the elements used themselves that define the separation of internal spaces and the lines of the elevation are kept consistent all the way across?

As shown in Collision Course, there is an aesthetic and structural language that is born from the marriage of East End London domestic architecture and traditional Islamic architecture. Finding the similarities between these two styles, such as the use of locally sourced materials and arched openings is key to creating a mosque that feels comfortable in Shandy Park. There is also a potency of creating a juxtaposition of rough industrial exterior against pure interiors required for prayer and the elements that bridge these two as investigated in Prayer Hall Interior Model.

Above is a photomontage of The Wenlock Arms public house and Lots Road Power Station, both located in London, amalgamated into one block. The Wenlock Arms deals with edge conditions extremely well, whilst Lots Road Power Stations uses a very traditional London Industrial architectural style, that also shares similarities with Islamic styles of elegant arched openings. This image acts as an aesthetic and architectural statement of what the mosque could be.