Former concrete factory is reborn as a unique music-inspired high school in Denmark

February 26, 2019 by  
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Dutch architecture firm MVRDV and Denmark-based COBE Architects have just finished construction on the Roskilde Festival Folk High School, an unconventional school built inside a former concrete factory in Roskilde’s Musicon creative district just outside Copenhagen. Created to further the “lifelong learning” values of the world-famous Roskilde Music Festival that takes place every year in the small town, the high school follows an immersive and “non-formal adult education” championed by the Danish system of folk high schools and is the first purpose-built school of its kind in Denmark in 50 years. The Roskilde Festival Folk High School marks the final phase of the 11,000-square-meter ROCKmagneten masterplan, also designed by MVRDV and COBE, and includes the school — set inside a former concrete factory — two new modular blocks of student housing, a building for staff housing and a series of adaptable shipping container-based structures that will host an ever-changing group of innovative startups, many related to the music and youth culture. To complement Musicon’s creative character, the buildings are fitted with playful geometric shapes and vibrant colors along with different materials inspired by the music festival. “Our design, just like the school itself, was inspired by the spirit of the Roskilde Festival . It is all about music, art, activism — but most of all, freedom,” says Jacob van Rijs, principal and co-founder of MVRDV. “The Roskilde festival combines ‘having a good time’ with innovation in an informal way, giving a special vibe that we wanted to capture in the design of the interior of the school.” Related: COBE Architects to transform Copenhagen’s Paper Island into a bustling cultural hub For the school, the architects used a “box-within-a-box” concept to divide the factory’s large industrial space into smaller usable spaces. The colorful modules can be used for a variety of programming including a 150-seat auditorium  — named the Orange Stage after the main stage of the Festival — a music studio, a workshop, and classrooms for dance, art and architecture. The recently completed school and housing joins the rock museum Ragnarock, completed in 2016, that’s wrapped in a striking facade of gold-colored aluminum in an expression of youth culture. + MVRDV + COBE Architects Images by Rasmus Hjortshøj – COAST and Ossip van Duivenbode

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‘From Piss to Pilsner’ recycles urine to make beer

February 6, 2016 by  
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An estimated 100,000 visitors to the Roskilde Festival in Denmark this summer had the unusual opportunity to recycle their urine into beer . “From Piss to Pilsner” hopes to ignite a new movement called beercycling, transforming 25,000 liters of festivalgoers’ pee into kegs of frothy beer. The collected urine will be used to fertilize beer’s building block–barley. Read the rest of ‘From Piss to Pilsner’ recycles urine to make beer

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The Roskilde’s Beautiful Geodesic Dome Looks Like a Tortoise in a Field

January 30, 2012 by  
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Cadmium Spill in China’s Liu River Threatens to Contaminate Water Supply for 3 Million People

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A cadmium spill in the Liu River of southern China has police and emergency personnel scrambling to clean and protect the water supply of a major city in its path. Despite three previous clean up efforts, the contaminated water is still flowing toward Liuzhou city in Guangxi province, which is inhabited by over 3 million people. While chemicals and barges are being thrown into the water daily to prevent the cadmium spill from spreading, residents are already buying out all the bottled water local stores have to offer. Read the rest of Cadmium Spill in China’s Liu River Threatens to Contaminate Water Supply for 3 Million People Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cadmium , cadmium spill , cadmium spill china , cadmium spill liu river , china cadmium spill , contaminated water , contaminated water china , contaminated water news , environmental destruction , liu river , liu river china , news , water issues , water supply , water supply china , water supply china news , water supply news

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A cadmium spill in the Liu River of southern China has police and emergency personnel scrambling to clean and protect the water supply of a major city in its path. Despite three previous clean up efforts, the contaminated water is still flowing toward Liuzhou city in Guangxi province, which is inhabited by over 3 million people. While chemicals and barges are being thrown into the water daily to prevent the cadmium spill from spreading, residents are already buying out all the bottled water local stores have to offer. Read the rest of Cadmium Spill in China’s Liu River Threatens to Contaminate Water Supply for 3 Million People Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cadmium , cadmium spill , cadmium spill china , cadmium spill liu river , china cadmium spill , contaminated water , contaminated water china , contaminated water news , environmental destruction , liu river , liu river china , news , water issues , water supply , water supply china , water supply china news , water supply news

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