Urban Rigger



World Architecture Festival Awards

In 2017 URBAN RIGGER was nominated as a finalist for the World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards.

WAF is where communities meet to share expertise and learn from each other. By attending the World Architecture Festival, they will gain inspiration and ideas for their own work. ​It is the only global architecture festival that combines live crit presentations, seminars and networking. At the heart of the festival sits a unique live-judged awards programme.

“One of the finalists is the renowned Danish architectural group BIG, which participates with the concept URBAN RIGGER. The project is based on the expected deficit of student housing being estimated to around four million by 2025, to which one possible solution is to utilize the thousands of kilometers of unused waterways in the European cities for “floating student housing”.

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Danish Design Award

In 2017 URBAN RIGGER was nominated as a finalist by the Danish Design Award in the category “Clean Solutions”.

Danish Design Award highlights the impact and value of design. They celebrate companies and designers across the country and showcase the difference that their solutions make to the industry, everyday life and society at large. Danish Design Award demonstrates the value and impact of design in Denmark today and inspires and stimulates the use of design and design thinking in companies and society.

The partnership behind the Danish Design Award brings the design industry and the entire country together for an annual design event celebrating the difference design can make. The award categories range from design that has created jobs or cut costs over health solutions and resource sharing to visionary concepts demonstrating the wide range and diversity of the capability of design to bring added value. The Danish Design Award is a joint creation of the Danish Design Centre and the alliance of design professionals Design Denmark.

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Edison Awards​

In 2017 URBAN RIGGER was nominated for the Edison Awards.

The Edison Awards symbolize the persistence and excellence  personified by Thomas Edison, whilst also strengthening the human drive for innovation, creativity and ingenuity. Since 1987 the Edison Awards have recognized and honored some of the most innovative new products, services and business leaders in the world. The Edison Awards is an annual competition honoring excellence in “game changing” development, marketing, human centred design, and innovation products and services.

Previous winners:
Apple, Coca Cola, Dyson, 3M, Tesla, NIKE, Microsoft, BOEING, Caterpillar, GM, Walt Disney Company, NISSAN, P&G, Logitech, Levis, Nielsen, Starbucks and Amazon.

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Other awards

BFI Fuller Challenge

Zumtobel Group Award

PV Magazine Award

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