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Urban Rigger

14. September 2018

The floating student residence URBAN RIGGER in Copenhagen, is a private initiative in response to the unacceptable student housing situation.

Transforming shipping containers into sustainable, floating student accomodation

An URBAN RIGGER is a unique, design protected, patented, floating, flexible, C02 neutral and mobile property totaling 680 m2, which is spread over 300 m2 of housing (9 + 3 individual student residence a respectively. 23m2 – 27m2), a 160 m2 common green courtyard, Kayak landing, Bathing platform, BBQ area, as well as 65 m2 communal roof terrace. Downstairs below sea level, the 230 m2 pontoon (basement), Comprising: 12 storage rooms, technical room and common fully automated laundry. Bjarke Ingels designed URBAN RIGGER using the additional building principles for connectivity and has thus achieved unprecedented flexibility in the floating elements, so that the concept can easily be assembled in floating apartment blocks of varying size as needed and desired. The patented Urban Rigger concept is for all ports, river and canal intensive cities worldwide available.

Images: Morten Jerichau


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