Urban Rigger in Copenhagen

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Urban Rigger in Copenhagen

Student Housing Development, Denmark – design by BIG architects

21 Sep 2016

Urban Rigger

Design: BIG architects

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Urban Rigger

Urban Rigger

Recent years have demonstrated a substantial and sustained increase in the number of student applicants throughout Denmark. As the number of students continues to grow, additional student housing will be needed to accommodate them. There are few strategies that allow cities to expand. Yet, Copenhagen’s harbor remains an underutilized and underdeveloped area at the heart of the city. By introducing a building typology optimized for harbor cities we can introduce a housing solution that will keep students at the heart of the city.

Urban Rigger

Urban Rigger

Urban Rigger

Urban Rigger

Meanwhile, the standardized container system has been developed to allow goods to be transported by road, water or air, to anywhere in the world in a complex network of operators at a very low cost. By making use of the standard container system we are offered the framework for an extremely flexible building typology.

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By stacking 9 container units in a circle, we can create 15 studio residences which frame a centralized winter garden; this is used as a common meeting place for students. The housing is also buoyant, like a boat, so that can be replicated in other harbor cities where affordable housing is needed, but space is limited.

Urban Rigger

Urban Rigger

Urban Rigger

Urban Rigger

Urban Rigger – Building Information

Name: URBAN RIGGER
Code: CON
Date: 20/09/2016
Program: Housing
Status: Completed
Size in m2: 680
Project type: Commission
Client: Udvikling Danmark A/S
Collaborators: BIG Ideas, Danfoss A/S, Grundfos DK A/S, Hanwha Q CELLS Ltd., Miele, NIRAS A/S, Dirk Marine/House on Water
Location Text: Copenhagen, DK
Location: (55.6756,12.566)

Project Team
Partners in Charge: Bjarke Ingels, Jakob Sand
Project Leader: Joos Jerne
Team: Aaron Hales, Adam Busko, Agne Tamasauskaite, Aleksandra Sliwinska, Andreas Klok Pedersen, Annette Birthe Jensen, Birgitte Villadsen, Brage Mæhle Hult, Brigitta Gulyás, Carlos Soria, Christian Bom, David Zahle, Dimitrie Grigorescu, Edda Steingrimsdottir, Edmond Lakatos, Elina Skujina, Finn Nørkjær, Ioana Fartadi Scurtu, Jacob Lykkefold Aaen, Jakob Lange, Kamila Rawicka, Lise Jessen, Lorenzo Boddi, Magdalene Maria Mroz, Nicolas Millot, Perle van de Wyngert, Raphael Ciriani, Stefan Plugaru, Stefan Wolf, Tobias Hjortdal, Toni Mateu, Tore Banke, Viktoria Millentrup

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