“Mahligai Minang” Great Mosque adopt a style that has the potential factors mentioned above. Idioms Where has the potential to show the identity of a locality or regionality architecture, which looks at the use of roofs as an icon Minangkabau gadang the optimized shape is very potential to be flexible and not just an ornament alone, considering also the mosque is located in Padang Minang (Capital Prov. West Sumatra ) where in the city of Padang is also home house icon gadang as customary. Apart form gadang roof, custom clothing is also the inspiration Minang architecture of this mosque.
The mosque is located in Padang Minang, in addition to successfully create identity locality or regionality of architecture in the city of Padang, West Sumatra, it has also managed to have the potential to be a factor of conversion attempt architectural view (the new look of a mosque in the city of Padang). Dome (dome) which today is synonymous with the architecture of mosques in Indonesia deliberately not used as a roof element as an effort to correct perceptions of history are generally attached to mosques in the public mind that the elements of the dome is basically used not only in mosques but also widely used in churches in Russia Eastern Europe and even in the Vatican. In contrast the history of Islam in Indonesia is characterized by the proliferation of a domed building in the kingdoms of pre-Islamic, but through the assimilation of local culture with universal values of Islam which the results can be seen in many buildings mosques dominated by local architectural forms (Demak Mosque, Mosque Kanoman in Cirebon, the Holy Mosque, and so forth). The election of this design shows the international community has been growing insight about the knowledge Minang architecture of the mosque is not merely trapped in the forms as if ‘mentimurtengahkan world’ with Arabic architecture, but rather trying to orient the creative translation of the basic values of Islam itself to their customs.
Transformation of form that presents gonjong silhouette shape (outline) gadang house, is not only a logical reflection of the needs of its function, but also signifies his day tert endiri in today’s era.