Design solution
Urban Rigger
Production Year
Udvikling Danmark A/S
Design company
BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group
BIG Ideas,
Danfoss A/S,
Grundfos DK A/S,
Hanwha Q Cells Ltd.,
Niras A/S,
Dirk Marine/ House on Water

Urban Rigger is a sustainable solution to Denmark’s need for additional student housing. The floating shipping containers present an affordable, nearly energy neutral alternative for city living.

The jury says
Bjarke Ingels’s new floating, solar-powered student housing units, which so far have been realized by Refshaleøen in Copenhagen, can help meet the demand for cheap and flexible housing in European cities. Urban Riggers uses existing materials to save on resources during the construction phase and features simple and efficient integrated solar and hydro-power solutions. Overall, future homes need to be smaller in order to be sustainable. Here, Urban Rigger can serve as an inspiring example of small, but bright and functional homes with a healthy indoor climate.

Partners in Charge: Bjarke Ingels, Jakob Sand, Jakob Lange
Project Leader: Joos Jerne
Team: Jonas Aarsø Larsen, Duncan Horswill, Brage Mæhle Hult, Birgitte Villadsen, David Zahle, Magdalene Maria Mroz, Jesper Bo Jensen, Dimitrie Grigorescu, Tore Banke, Annette Birthe Jensen, Perle van de Wyngert, Viktoria Millentrup, Dag Præstegaard, Finn Nørkjær, Toni Mateu, Aleksandra Sliwinska, Brigitta Gulyás, Adam Busko, Nicolas Millot, Carlos Soria, Stefan Wolf, Mads Odgaard Johansen, Stefan Plugaru, Kamila Rawicka, Elina Skujina, Jacob Lykkefold Aaen, Raphael Ciriani, Agne Tamasauskaite, Aaron Hales, Ioana Fartadi Scurtu, Christian Bom, Lise Jessen

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