Roskilde Technical College

An interdisciplinary gallery

Through a north-facing glass façade, a fluid transition is created between Roskilde Technical School and the pulsating life of ‘Musicon’, Roskilde’s new urban district. The multi-faceted façade is made of galvanised metal and creates a dynamic interplay with the changing colours and varying intensity of the light. The prism-shaped building is home to web-integrators and graphic designers. From the main entrance, there is a clear view of the galleries on each level, behind which the building’s functional interior opens. Lightweight stairways rise through the open space revealing wood-clad balconies with open study zones designed for group work. This is also where the workshop-style classrooms are a located, designed to challenge the idea of the classroom as a rectangular room with a blackboard. At the top of the building are two large roof terraces offering magnificent views of the local area – in the summer it is possible to cast your glance across the motorway to the massive ‘Roskilde Festival’.

“Here the winning proposal is a worthy winner. The winning proposal is designed to open up to the north, that is, the entire Musicon area with large glass sections illuminated from behind by daylight from the south. To the south, and thus to the motorway, the workshop halls are laid. In this way, the building also forms a noise wall to the delight of the entire Musicon area. The proposal is designed so that it can be built in four stages.” – Tells Chairman of Roskilde Technical School, Johnny Damsted Andersen.

How the project addresses the Sustainable Development Goals

In the project we have worked with issues related to the Sustainable Development Goals. However, the project was not designed to address the global goals, as it was created before the goals were adopted by the UN.
We have worked with issues related to: SDG 3: Good Health and well-being, SDG 4: Quality education, SDG 7: Affordable and clean energy, SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth, SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities and SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals.

ClientRoskilde Technical School
Area17.000 m²
LocationRoskilde, DK
CollaboratorsKragh & Berglund, Niras