CharacteristicsDanish design, contemporary interior design, furniture installation and storage
All over the world cities lack housing opportunities, especially student housing. Copenhagen is no exception to the global mega-trend of urbanization.
Combining the need for affordable housing with the wish to make use of former industrial harbor areas, the idea of constructing floating villages was designed in 2013 by URBAN RIGGER® with a team of architects from the Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG). In 2017 the project was nominated as a finalist for the World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards.
URBAN RIGGER® was looking for a solution for the interior design that could be compatible with the original idea and brand. Other brands were considered, but due to the unique design and philosophy of URBAN RIGGER®, it was important that the solution involved a close cooperation with a designer. The design and choices of furniture were made by BoConcept, their experience in furniture and interior design is made it the obvious route to take.
From a commercial point of view, BoConcept’s furniture is of a high durable quality and has a fine level of simplicity in the design. But it also gives a sharp contrast to the raw materials on an URBAN RIGGER®. From a community point of view, the choice of fabric used on the sofas in the common areas was popular. The fabric is made from 100% REPREVE®, a brand of recycled polyester made from used plastic bottles.
The community is an important part of living on an URBAN RIGGER®. Recent research shows that participating in any kind of community remarkably reduces climate imprint and encourages the green transition. In other words: It takes a village to change individual behaviour.
By design URBAN RIGGER® facilitate and encourage a sustainable lifestyle focusing on sharing, participating and taking responsibility for community and environment. BoConcept thoughts and ideas on smart living, not small living fits very much into the communities onboard the Riggers.
|Reference Project Name||Urban Rigger|
|Location / Address||Refshaleøen / Refshalevej 155, 1432 København|
|Year Of Completion||2019|
|Project Partners||BoConcept Copenhagen|
|Property Owner / Client||URBAN RIGGER®|