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Urban Rigger in Copenhagen
Student Housing Development, Denmark – design by BIG architects
21 Sep 2016
Design: BIG architects
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
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.
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.
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 – Building Information
Name: URBAN RIGGER
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
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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Copenhagen Architecture Designs – chronological list
Copenhagen Architecture – Selection:
Hotel d’Angleterre renovation : C. F. Møller Architects
image from architect
Bella Hotel Building : 3XN
picture : Adam Mørk
New Bispebjerg Hospital Copenhagen design : Building Design Partnership
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