- LOCATION: ROSKILDE, DK
- CLIENT: ROSKILDE FESTIVAL GROUP
- SIZE: 5.260 m² NEW BUILDING AND REFURBISHMENT
- YEAR: 2011 –
- STATUS: ONGOING
- ARCHITECT: CEBRA
The administration building for Roskilde Festival Group is located in Roskilde’s new creative neighbourhood Musicon, which is emerging from the remains of an old concrete factory – built on the vestiges of the city’s industrial history.
As organiser of a wide range of cultural events – mainly the Roskilde Festival – Roskilde Festival Group’s staff numbers vary constantly depending on the event calendar. So for us the basic challenge was to design a creative and very flexible working environment with an effective internal flow and synergies across the floors. Thus, we decided to fit the building with an integrated lung effect that gives room to absorb larger numbers of employees and volunteers during peak times.
The concept places the main vertical flow areas on the floors’ outer edges. These spiralling shifts throughout the building – combined with the central core – optimise daylight conditions and views by ensuring direct contact to the facades for every office floor. While the offices are laid out as more secluded, private spaces giving room for calm and concentration, the climbing atrium provides an open common area – a balcony – to the individual floors. Those balconies are linked to the office spaces and act as the building’s lungs, into which the different project organisations can expand when needed.