Meeting House, University of Sussex, UK
The Meeting House was built in 1966 to a design by Sir Basil Spence and his assistant Anthony Blee.
The building was originally proposed as a Christian chapel, but was finally realised as a facility catering for all students irrespective of faith. As such it provides for interdenominational worship and secular contemplation, or simply relaxation.
The Meeting House has been likened to a baptistry, oasthouse, dovecote, honeycomb and even a candle.
(Refs: Basil Spence - Architectural Design and the Study of Humanities at the University of Sussex, Dr Alistair Davies, 2014
Basil Spence, Buildings & Projects, edited by Louise Campbell, Miles Glendenning and Jane Thomas, 2012; RIBA Publishing