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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

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Taken on February 29, 2016