Living Wall


Roskilde Festival is the largest North European culture and music festival, and has existed since 1971. Each year, The Roskilde festival Charity Society ensures that the profits from the festival are donated directly to humanitarian and cultural purposes.


With the BUILD WHAT HERE initiative, Roskilde Festival and Danish Architecture Centre aim to promote a debate-provoking urban installation on the theme of asylum. The project will engage the guests of the 2012 Roskilde Festival in a wide range of activities focusing on asylum seekers and their conditions in the Nordic countries.


All over the world, walls restrict the freedom of movement, cut off contact between people, and turn individuals into asylum seekers: involuntary members of a group with no access to society involvement, freedom or basic rights.


The shipping container is a unit for transportation of materials and products from place to place; and hence a symbol for limitless freedom of movement across all boundaries.


Can we build a living container wall which celebrates mobility, diversity and interaction?


LIVING WALL is a temporary monument celebrating the instability of the physical boundaries and walls worldwide, potentially to be turned down, inhabited, and appropriated for uniting people and communities, and generating knowledge sharing, interaction and innovation.

Client: Roskilde Festival, Danish Architecture Centre

Program: Temporary urban installation on the theme of asylum

Year: 2012

Location: Roskilde, Denmark

Team: Serban Cornea, Kristina Adsersen, Magdalena Szucio

Status: International competition