ROCKmagneten: MVRDV and COBE architects win Danish Rock Museum competition in Roskilde, an International competition to design the Danish Rock museum along with facilities for the Roskilde festival Folkschool, Denmark.
Positioned between the urban center and current festival grounds, this former unicon concrete factory will be transformed into a multifunctional creative hub to host famous the area’s annual rock event.
The informal structure is currently used by artists, skaters and musicians and will maintain the existing atmosphere by positioning volumes above the existing halls.
The rough character of the old industrial spaces will be preserved although insulated and opened to introduce natural daylight.
Open rooms will be interconnected while a large section of the program will remain undefined for temporary activities, events, exhibitions and impromptu gatherings.