As well as a mosque, this centre in the Newport suburb of Melbourne houses a library, café, kitchen, educational centre, sports facilities, and a residence for the imam, all within a surrounding garden, tiled courtyard, and shaded veranda. The prayer hall is formed by 24 steel columns arranged in three bays, and an upper mezzanine overlooks the hall and accommodates female worshippers. The concrete walls were poured in place, and one wall that encloses the courtyard rises to symbolise a minaret. The roof of the prayer hall is punctuated with 96 lanterns with panes of coloured glass that filter light to the interior, and the lanterns also give a distinct profile to the building exterior.
Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture