MVRDV and COBE together with Wessberg engineers and LIWplanning have started construction of the new home for the Danish Rock Museum (DRM) in Roskilde, Denmark. Roskilde is the location of the annual Roskilde Festival, the largest North European culture and music festival.
The museum, which offers visitors an adventurous rock music experience, will open its doors in 2015. MVRDV’s Rock Museum is the first building of ROCKmagneten, a larger rock music district consisting of three new buildings and a refurbished factory. Located between old industrial halls that previously housed a concrete factory, the DRM is characterized by its 20 meter cantilever over the main entrance and an outer façade of anodized gold aluminium pyramids.
“We translated the aesthetics of rock music into an architectural experience. The exuberant metal façade for example gives a new meaning to the word metal-stud in architecture. The combination of gold and red velvet embodies the glamorous side of rock music.” says Jacob van Rijs, co-founder and principal architect of MVRDV.
MVRDV won the competition for the Danish Rock Museum together with Danish co-architect COBE in 2011. The DRM team further consists of Wessberg engineering, Norconsult fire safety and LIWplanning landscape architects. The building will be realised by B. Nygaard Sørensen A/S contractors.