4000 Copenhagen, Denmark
You might associate Roskilde more with Vikings and kings, but in a few years, this might change: Musicon is the town's newest development. When the local city council purchased a huge plot of land from concrete makers Unicon, they renamed the site 'Musicon' and began to transform an industrial wasteland between the downtown area and the freeway into a dynamic hub of creativity. Retaining much of the original architecture—including the vast concrete pillars and the old halls—Musicon is the site for all-night dance parties, skate festivals, Roskilde's resident dance company, student and youth housing and gallery space for local artists. Along the main street, 'Rabalderstræde' (named after a well-known song by Danish rock legends Gasolin), an off-beat playground is taking shape, while in 2014, Denmark's Rock Museum is due to open here. The site of Roskilde Festival in Darup is not far from the Musicon site.
See also 'Up-and-Coming: Musicon, Roskilde'