Gallery: Roskilde Plywood Dome is a Large Geodesic Structure Inspired b...

One year after the first version was built the structure doubled in size.

The first version of the dome was designed in 2011, as a structure that could be used as the festival’s facility in subsequent years. It was a modular, easily-assembled structure that functioned as a gathering place for visiting communities, which fit perfectly into the festival’s focus on alternative living and environmental awareness.

One year after the first version was built the structure doubled in size. Modules were cut using a CNC machine and assembled on site. Brackets were positioned around the window holes, in vertical position on the spherical surface. That technique allowed for the mounting of the waterproof membranes that protected the inside of the dome from the elements. The modular spherical surface uses a minimal surface condition and aerodynamic form to reduce energy consumption and generate great strength and stability.

The dome was built in just eight days, during which time it was used for parties and various gatherings. After four nights of parties, the building was in dire need of revitalization. The Danish artist collectiove Ultragrøn painted the exterior shell surface as one large color wheel.

+ Kristoffer Tejlgaard

+ Benny Jepsen

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  1. Ulrik Andersen April 7, 2013 at 2:34 am


    Since Tejlgaard and Jepsen built the Roskilde Dome they have completed another, which is on display in Copenhagen these days:

    It has been erected on a building site, where it is doubling as a temporary conference room for meetings about sustainable construction and art and as an office for the two architects.

    The building has been sponsored by the contractor NCC, who wants to move it around to their buildingsites around the country.

    With a little help from Google Translate you can read about it here

    They will by the way re-erect and expand the dome in Roskilde for this years festival.

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