Urban Rigger / BIG

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  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  680
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2016
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  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  Danfoss
  • 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
  • Collaborators: BIG Ideas, Danfoss, Grundfos DK A/S, Hanwha Q CELLS Ltd., Miele, NIRAS, Dirk Marine/House on Water
  • Partners In Charge: Bjarke Ingels, Jakob Sand
  • Project Leader: Joos Jerne
  • City: København
  • Country: Denmark
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Urban Rigger  / BIG - Windows
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Text description provided by the architects. 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  / BIG - Waterfront
© Laurent de Carniere

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.

Urban Rigger  / BIG - Windows, Bed, Chair, Bedroom
© Laurent de Carniere
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By stacking 9 container units in a circle, we can create 12 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.

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Address:1432 København K, Denmark

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Cite: "Urban Rigger / BIG" 04 Oct 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/796551/urban-rigger-big> ISSN 0719-8884

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