This 36 meter high architectural design has been shortlisted in the “Camelot at Cockfosters” competition for a site on Camelot moat, Enfield Park, north of London. The site is said to be where the legendary Camelot Castle, home to King Arthur, was located. This concept, called “The Stone,” by Swedish firm Rak Arkitektur draws its shape from the story of Arthur pulling the sword Excalibur from a stone. The façade will be covered in a stone-like – yet woodland friendly – reflective surface. A seven meter glass structure in the shape of a sword’s tip will extend from the ceiling of the interior, drawing in natural light during the day, and illuminating the sky during the night.
The building will be able to host cultural events such as operas and plays, and will also be used as a quiet place for reflection for visitors from all around.