Urban Rigger


Bjarke, Ingels, urban, rigger, refshaleøen, student, housing, waterfront,


Kløverbladsgade 56
DK-2500 Valby, Denmark

Phone: +45 72 21 72 27
E-mail: big@big.dk

Bjarke Ingels Group, or BIG, is a Copenhagen, New York, London and Barcelona based group of architects, designers, urbanists, landscape professionals, interior and product designers, researchers and inventors. The office is currently involved in a large number of projects throughout Europe, North America, Asia and the Middle East.

BIG’s architecture emerges out of a careful analysis of how contemporary life constantly evolves and changes. Not least due to the influence from multicultural exchange, global economical flows and communication technologies that all together require new ways of architectural and urban organization.

BIG believes that in order to deal with today’s challenges, architecture can profitably move into a field that has been largely unexplored.


Martin Bachs Vej 3
DK-8850 Bjerringbro, Denmark

Phone: +45 87 50 50 50
E-mail: contact@grundfos.com

Grundfos partner in a project – Transforming shipping containers into sustainable, floating student accommodation under the brand URBAN RIGGER.

Grundfos is a Danish company based in Bjerringbro. The company is a world renowned entrepreneur regarding pump solutions and water technology, and is gaining international attention by upcycling old containers and transforming them into attractive, floating student housing. Based on the design of the URBAN RIGGER Project and its combination of sustainability and technological innovation, Grundfos sees the unusual building project as an excellent testbed for developing housing and small communities for the future. 

Read the full partner statement here, and check out the Grundfos/URBAN RIGGER-videos below:

Read about our collaboration and the Grundfos pumps, which are used on the URBAN RIGGERs, on the Low Energy Pumps site.


Nordborgvej 81
DK-6430 Nordborg, Denmark

Phone: +45 74 88 22 22
E-mail: danfoss@danfoss.com

Danfoss partners with URBAN RIGGER to bring sustainable student accommodation to European harbours. URBAN RIGGER is a powerful example of how we can push for innovative answers to our urban challenges. It proves that we can do more with less to the benefit of our community; an ambition shared by Danfoss.

Danfoss is a leading international group regarding the research, production and development of mechanical and electronic components and system solutions. Their most renowned  products consists of thermostats for heat control, but they also have a broad product portfolio when it comes to solar and wind energy, as well as district heating and cooling.

Danfoss partnered with URBAN RIGGER to bring sustainable student accommodation to European harbours. The Danfoss technologies are playing a key role in generating heating and cooling, whilst ensuring internal climate comfort and keeping energy use to a minimum on the URBAN RIGGER.

Read the full partner statement here, and check out the Danfoss/URBAN RIGGERr videos below:

Read about our collaboration, and the Danfoss heating systems and technologies, that are used on the URBAN RIGGERs, on the Hydro Source Heating site and the Low Energy Pumps site.


Sonnenallee 17 – 21
DE-06766 Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Germany

Phone: +49 (0)3494 6699 0
E-mail: q-cells@q-cells.com

Powering the ideas of tomorrow with solar energy today.

Through its rich history of more than six decades, the Hanwha Group has been driven by its mission to “contribute to the prosperity of mankind and to the sustainable future of the earth”. Based on this Hanwha Q CELLS has been working to turn solar energy into the most accessible and sustainable source of energy on the planet. 

The URBAN RIGGER Project comprises so many of the fundamental ideas, principles and goals, which form the identity of Hanwha Q CELLS, that it was an obvious match. Connecting people, building creative communities, solving the challenges of the societies of  today and tomorrow, and contributing to a healthier and more livable planet; that’s what URBAN RIGGER combines in its visionary approach to revolutionize student housing and that is what Hanwha Q CELLS has been striving for in the attempt to create the solar solutions that provide sustainable energy to people around the globe.

Read about our collaboration and the solar energy used on the URBAN RIGGERs, on the Solar Power site.


Steinkelt, Galhausen 23
BE-4780 AT. VITH, Belgium

Phone: +32(0)80 77 10 28
E-mail: info@aluthermo.be 

Aluthermo is a thin reflective insulation system that has been used in new constructions and renovation of buildings for many years. The flexible complex system consists of several layers of aluminum and confined dry air. It enables efficient energy saving. 

The most effective way to reduce energy consumption is to insulate. Therefore URBAN RIGGER uses the Aluthermo thin reflective insulation. Aluthermo insulation is incomparable thin, with a thickness between 10 and 42 mm, offering unrivaled slimness, which saves space, as well as flexibility with no compromise on the thermal performance. It is also very easy to install. It is based on highly advanced technology and has been tried and tested under extreme conditions.

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