Location: Roskilde, Denmark
Program: Museum for pop, rock and youth culture
Size: 3.100 m2
Status: 1st prize in competition in 2011, completed 2016
Collaborators: MVRDV, LIW PLanning, Norconsult, Jesper Kongshaug, B. Nygaard Sørensen
Team: COBE: Dan Stubbergaard, Thomas Krarup, Eik Bjerregaard, Caroline Nagel, Jens Kert Wagner, Morten Andersen, Morten Engel, Christian Sander, Antonia Szabo, Rasmus Bernhard Nielsen, Rune Veile, Tabea Treier, Hiroshi Kato, Guillaume Ros Hoffmann, Agnieszka Krasuska, Oskar Tranum, Helen Chen. Team MVRDV: Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries with Fokke Moerel, Klaas Hofman, Jaap Baselmans, Yiyi Yang, Doris Goldstein, Maria Lopez, Nicholas Berdon, Francisco Pomares, Matias Thomsen, Buster Christensen, Mette Rasmussen, Sara Bjelke, Rune Veile, Francesca Becchi, Nas Alkhaldi, Sara Impera
Ragnarock is Denmark's new museum for pop, rock and youth culture. The museum is clad in dramatic golden studs and sits among old warehouses that previously housed a concrete factory in Roskilde, just outside of Copenhagen. The project transforms the area into a district of rock music and youth culture, whilst adding a new building on top of the existing structures - the Ragnarock museum - housing exhibition facilities, auditorium, offices and a bar. With a gold studded facade, velvety red interior and cantilevered auditorium, the building creates an exciting play between old and new, rough and shiny, simple and bold, embodying the essence of rock music.