Roskilde Festival Folk High School and student housing are at the next stage of development as the projects begin their construction today. The 3,000 m2 Roskilde Festival Folk High School is the first newly-established and newly-built folk high school of its kind in Denmark in 45 years, and also includes additional 2,600 m2 student housing.
The Danish folk high school is associated with the Danish philosopher N.F.S. Grundtvig's thoughts concerning free educational opportunities. It differs in many ways from normal schools having no curriculum and no exams. Both students and teachers are living at the school, and the school is often focused on creative and humanistic topics, offering a wide variety of courses, study tours and specialised subjects.
Roskilde Festival Folk High School and student housing will be completed in 2018 and is part of the masterplan for ROCKmagneten transforming the existing cement factories on site into a district for rock music, creativity and youth culture. COBE won the competition for ROCKmagneten in 2009 together with MVRDV.