Placed at the top of South Cadbury Hill, CVRC shows itself as a living metaphor/representation of architectural ruins of Camelot Legends. Soaked in the physical evidence of South Cadbury hill fort, our new Museum can be seen as a secret and enigmatic treasure chest full of fragments of the myths and legends that Camelot is built upon. In so doing, the Architectural proposal addresses a place that tomorrow' s future generations will be able to see as the extemporary Camelot. The meeting point between 18th century classicism and romantic aestheticism on one hand and the delicate play of metaphysical geometries on the other, combine to generate a continuous dialog. Here visitors will spend their time walking on the grass among a theoretical composition of abandoned ruins. Here Researchers will work on the secret spaces of the Research Centre, a Mute Cube where King Arthur' s treasure will be kept for centuries. Our interest is mostly addressed to the delicate relationship among visitors and researchers on one hand and to the natural environment on the other. The logical coexistence between Artifice and Nature is solved thanks to the ambition of making the museum disappear under the hill.
A Project in collaboration with Guya Di Bella, Boris Hamzeian, Olmo Martellacci, Nicola Masotti, Fabio Stranieri, Silvia Torterolo. 2013