Urban Rigger

Welcome to Urban Rigger

Shaping the future of our cities

URBAN RIGGER is a unique, design protected, patented, floating, flexible, energy efficient and mobile property, totalling 745 m2 spread over 300 m2 of housing (9 + 3 individual student residences of respectively 23m2 – 27m2), a 160 m2 shared green courtyard, kayak dock, bathing platform and BBQ area, as well as 65 m2 communal roof terrace. Downstairs, below sea level, the 220 m2 pontoon (basement) is comprising of 12 storage rooms, a big lounge area plus kitchen, a technical room and a shared fully automated laundry.

Cities across the world are striving to achieve many of the same objectives for their waterfronts. They seek a waterfront that is a place of public enjoyment, and want a waterfront that serves more than one purpose: People want a place to work and to live, as well as a place to play. Accordingly, a place that contributes to the quality of life in all of its aspects; economic, social and cultural.

World renowned architect Bjarke Ingels designed URBAN RIGGER. By using the additional building principles for connectivity he achieved unprecedented flexibility in the floating elements, so that the concept can easily be assembled in floating apartment blocks of varying size as needed and desired.

URBAN RIGGER can be located anywhere with water access, and can easily be moved to wherever housing is needed but space is limited.


New apartments will soon be available for you to rent!

For more information, please visit our Apartments-site where you can learn about the different types of apartments, and sign up for news about the rental options. We will then send you an e-mail as soon as the application process is open, and you will be able to apply directly through our website.

If you have already made up your mind, you can also go directly to our Sign-up-page here.


// Part of the C40 World Mayors Summit 2019 in Copenhagen.

As part of the climate festival “Live Like Tomorrow”, URBAN RIGGER will open our doors.  

Let us take you on a guided tour on our new Next Generation URBAN RIGGERS – and show you the future of urban living.

We will be joined by Bjarke Ingels, the founder of BIG Architects and the architect behind URBAN RIGGER, who will share his visions about giving form to the future.

By using only 5% of urban water perimeter of 20 European cities, we can:

Create 169,500 student homes with 14,100 Urban Riggers.

Save 855 GWh energy per year, the equivalent of the energy consumed by a European city with 42,000 citizens.

Reduce CO2 emissions with 170 kt CO2 per year, the equivalent of 90,000 EU passenger cars.

Learn more about our smart energy solutions at danfoss.com/urbanrigger.

The event is FREE, but please register here.

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