Grantham Islamic Centre

 
 

The above sketches shows the design development of the concept

 

Design Alternatives

The Main Entrance

Detail of the Hexagon Structural Module

First Floor Axonometric

Ground Floor Axonometric

View from the Car Park

The Site

Entrance and Toilet Block

Design Intentions

The building will serve the needs of the Muslim Community in Grantham.

The aim is to reinterpret Islamic architecture in the 21st Century in modern Britain. The building to be contextual relating to the surrounding buildings’ height.


The aim has never been to copy the past or import a specific look into Grantham but to fuse both cultures and produce a cultural building of its time using today’s technology.


Renewable Energy

The building will be energy efficient, the toilet block will house roof mounted wind turbines to power the toilets passive ventilation. The water from the wash basins will filtered and used in the toilets. Hot water will be produced using solar hot water panels. The heating to the buildings will be achieved using ground heat pump. Rainwater will be collected and reused.

Materials

  1. 1.Stained timber Hexagons, white

  2. 2.Aluminium PVF2 Insulated panels, white

  3. 3.Polyester p. coated aluminium windows with double glazing units

  4. 4.Polyester p. coated aluminium parapet, white

  5. 5.Painted Rendered blockwork walls to toilet block, terracotta colour

  6. 6.Single Ply Roofing membrane

  7. 7.Wind turbine & Solar hot water panels