Urban Rigger involves stacking shipping containers on a floating platform to create a student halls of residence, docked in the harbour of Copenhagen, Denmark.
As a concept, Urban Rigger aims to provide a solution to the 24,000 students who are without residences in Denmark according to the Danish Construction and Housing Ministry. This is only one part of a wider problem, with estimates showing a need for 130,000 more homes by 2020 due to increased urbanisation and population.
The blocks are angled with overlapping ends so as to frame a shared garden in the centre of the platform. The containers are connected by glazed, greenhouse-like spaces. The corrugated metal blocks are painted a bright aquamarine and fitted with windows and entry points.
BIG partner Kai-Uwe Bergmann said: "In terms of sea level rise... it's the only building type that will never flood. There are few strategies that allow cities to expand. Yet, Copenhagen's harbour remains an under-utilised and underdeveloped area at the heart of the city. By introducing a building typology optimised for harbour cities we can introduce a housing solution that will keep students at the heart of the city."
Images courtesy of Urban Rigger.
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