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ROCKmagneten

ROCKmagneten by MVRDV and COBE architects, winning competition entry, Roskilde, Denmark, 2011

The team of MVRDV and COBE architects won the
 competition for a new building complex for the Roskilde Rock Festival.

The Dutch architecture office MVRDV and the Danish firm COBE architects, won the international competition for the new "rock center" in Roskilde, Denmark: They are proposing to transform a former concrete factory building located between the urban center of Roskilde and the current 
festival grounds into a 10.881 m2 multifunctional creative hub - called the ROCKmagneten.

Three building blocks will be placed above the existing factory halls to form the "ROCKmagneten". Design by MVRDV and COBE architects. Rendering: MVRDV and COBE architects, 2011

To maintain the existing atmosphere of the old factory, which is currently informally used by artists, skaters and musicians, three new rectangular volumes will be positioned above the factory halls: The new “rock center” with the Danish rock museum, facilities for the Roskilde Festival Folkschool 
and the headquarters of the Roskilde Rock Festival.

To maintain the existing informal atmosphere of the location, the architects propose to introduce three new rectangular volumes. Design by MVRDV and COBE architects. Rendering: MVRDV and COBE architects, 2011

Under the directive to preserve the character of the old industrial 
spaces, the architects will interconnect the existing open rooms and carefully insulate and open the building’s facade to introduce natural daylight.

A large section of the "rock center's" program will remain undefined for temporary activities, events, exhibitions and spontaneous gatherings.

The rock star entrance of the new museum. Design by MVRDV and COBE architects. Rendering: MVRDV and COBE architects, 2011

With the intention to present a rock star experience to visitors the museums’ new building block with 
3,000 square meters of galleries  will be cladded with gold spikes while the entry plaza will be covered by a red carpet.

The headquarters of the Roskilde Rock Festival are located next to the museum - in a new building formed to evoke the image of loudspeakers. Design by MVRDV and COBE architects. Rendering: MVRDV and COBE architects, 2011

The headquarters of the Roskilde festival will be placed within a building block that is clad with black rubber and evokes the form 
of stacked loudspeakers.

The Roskilde Festival Folkschool is one of the three new buildings of the ROCKmagneten. Design by MVRDV and COBE architects. Rendering: MVRDV and COBE architects, 2011

The Roskilde Festival Folkschool will be located in a three level circular 
volume which contains 80 student dorms.

The master plan for the new festival areas includes - as a main piece - a grand square to hold  internationally renown open-air concerts of the Roskilde Rock Festival.

 

Site plan of ROCKmagneten by MVRDV and COBE architects, 2011

 

Floor plan, level 0, of ROCKmagneten by MVRDV and COBE architects, 2011

 

Floor plan, level 1, of ROCKmagneten by MVRDV and COBE architects, 2011

 

Floor plan, level 2, of ROCKmagneten by MVRDV and COBE architects, 2011

 

Section 1, ROCKmagneten by MVRDV and COBE architects, 2011

Section 2, ROCKmagneten by MVRDV and COBE architects, 2011

Elevation 1, ROCKmagneten by MVRDV and COBE architects, 2011

Elevation 2, ROCKmagneten by MVRDV and COBE architects, 2011

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