Islamic Center of Saginaw
Client | Islamic Center of Saginaw
Completion Date | 2011
New Space | 14,000 s.f.
Incorporating traditional Islamic symbolic
form language and building orientation helped make the Islamic Center of Saginaw a unique structure in Saginaw Township. The domed roof, minaret, and arabesque brick patterns on the facade, along with traditional arched openings, give the center immediate recognition as a Mosque and Muslim Cultural Activity Center. The design challenge was to respect traditional worship practices while using a contemporary approach in the use of materials and the introduction of natural lighting throughout the facility. The current building will become the nucleus for further expansion of religious education and community fellowship, as well as formal worship.
Phase 1 of the project incorporated 14,000 square feet of space to include a Mosque for 350 worshipers with gathering space, restroom facilities, ablution facilities, multi-purpose space for religious education classrooms, courts for recreational sports, a banquet space for 380 persons with kitchen facilities, storage rooms, mechanical spaces, and administrative offices.
The Islamic Center of Saginaw is truly a
multi-use facility that reserves an appropriately private prayer space in the rich Islamic