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MVRDV and COBE's Museum of Rock Opens in the Danish City of Roskilde

04:00 - 29 April, 2016
MVRDV and COBE's Museum of Rock Opens in the Danish City of Roskilde, © Rasmus Hjortshøj - COAST Studio - COBE and MVRDV
© Rasmus Hjortshøj - COAST Studio - COBE and MVRDV

A new museum dedicated to rock, pop and youth culture will open today in the Danish city of Roskilde. Designed collaboratively by Dutch-based practice MVRDV and Copenhagen-based COBE Ragnarock, as it is to be known, has been described by its designers as "oozing rock’n’roll attitude, with its golden exterior and velvety red interior." The museum is part of ROCKmagneten, a masterplan for the site of a former concrete factory which COBE and MVRDV won together in 2011. The area has since been designated as a creative and cultural neighborhood and the museum, which is now at the heart of this transformation, is set to be open to the public all year round.

Museum of Rock / MVRDV + COBE

02:00 - 29 April, 2016
Museum of Rock / MVRDV + COBE, © Ossip van Duivenbode
© Ossip van Duivenbode

© Ossip van Duivenbode © Ossip van Duivenbode © Rasmus Hjortshõj © Rasmus Hjortshõj +44

Essex Park Musicon / CREO ARKITEKTER A/S

03:00 - 9 April, 2015
Essex Park Musicon  / CREO ARKITEKTER A/S , Courtesy of CREO ARKITEKTER A/S
Courtesy of CREO ARKITEKTER A/S

Courtesy of CREO ARKITEKTER A/S Courtesy of CREO ARKITEKTER A/S Courtesy of CREO ARKITEKTER A/S Courtesy of CREO ARKITEKTER A/S +21

CREO ARKITEKTER and JAJA architects to Restore and Expand Roskilde Swimming Hall Outside Copenhagen

01:00 - 23 January, 2015
CREO ARKITEKTER and JAJA architects to Restore and Expand Roskilde Swimming Hall Outside Copenhagen, Entrance. Image © CREO ARKITEKTER A/S & JAJA architects
Entrance. Image © CREO ARKITEKTER A/S & JAJA architects

CREO ARKITEKTER A/S and JAJA architects have won first prize in a competition to restore the mid-century Roskilde Swimming Hall outside of Copenhagen. The Danish team will “architecturally transform” the site’s existing building complex and 1960s water tower into a “cohesive spatial experience” that offers a range of naturally lit bathing areas and amenities directly connected to the surrounding park. 

“We propose a diverse roof element that ties the entire complex – new and existing – into a cohesive architectural composition,” says the architects. “A horizontal window band will frame the landscape whilst creating a strong visual connection between the exterior and interior water space. A series of green courtyards will enhance the experience by bringing daylight and nature into the heart of the swimming bath.”

More about the winning scheme, after the break.

Courtyard. Image © CREO ARKITEKTER A/S & JAJA architects Hot Water Pool. Image © CREO ARKITEKTER A/S & JAJA architects Activity Pool. Image © CREO ARKITEKTER A/S & JAJA architects Olympic Pool. Image © CREO ARKITEKTER A/S & JAJA architects +30

Incineration Line in Roskilde / Erick van Egeraat

01:00 - 4 September, 2014
© Tim Van de Velde
© Tim Van de Velde

© Tim Van de Velde © Tim Van de Velde © Tim Van de Velde © Tim Van de Velde +34

The Velvet State / Shjworks Architectural

00:00 - 30 July, 2013
The Velvet State / Shjworks Architectural , © Simon Hjermind Jensen
© Simon Hjermind Jensen

© Simon Hjermind Jensen © Christian Böcker Sörensen © Lasse Ryberg © Lasse Ryberg +21

Roskilde Dome 2012 / Kristoffer Tejlgaard

01:00 - 8 April, 2013
Courtesy of Kristoffer Tejlgaard
Courtesy of Kristoffer Tejlgaard
  • Architects

  • Location

    Roskilde, Denmark
  • Engineer

    Henrik Almegaard
  • Area

    148.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Kristoffer Tejlgaard

Courtesy of Kristoffer Tejlgaard Courtesy of Kristoffer Tejlgaard Courtesy of Kristoffer Tejlgaard Courtesy of Kristoffer Tejlgaard +18

Youth Centre in Roskilde / Cornelius + Vöge

01:00 - 10 October, 2012
Youth Centre in Roskilde / Cornelius + Vöge, © Adam Mørk
© Adam Mørk
  • Architects

  • Location

    4000 Roskilde County, Denmark
  • Client

    Roskilde Municipality
  • Area

    600.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk +13