The exterior is seen as closed solid, while the interior forms a frame for the integration of the multiple social activities centering around the mosque. The internal spatial organization is based on ordered system of patios: entrance patio, main patio, and patios designed for special purposes. The ground level groups functions of mass character but aiming to provide conditions for quiet and concentration: the mosque, permanent exhibitions, education, teaching area etc. The underground level contains an auditorium, a hammam, multi-purpose rooms, and temporary exhibition space.
Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture