Urban Rigger
  • Let’s solve the urgent need for student housing!

    On Tuesday the 28th of July, 94,604 applicants to the country’s higher educations were notified about what education they are enrolled in and in which city they are going to study. That leaves the students with just 30 days to find a place to live, before the first semester begins.  This year, all young people in Denmark have been encouraged by the Minister of Education and Research, Ms. Ane Harboe-Jørgensen (S), to apply broadly geographically and academically. Compared to last year, the number of applications for higher education has increased by 7%. Despite the call to apply in different cities, the majority of hopeful future students have applied for educations in…

  • URBAN RIGGER gets a visit from the Lord Mayor of Copenhagen

    On Monday, the 15th of June, URBAN RIGGER had the pleasure of hosting a visit from the Lord Mayor of Copenhagen, Mr. Frank Jensen. The Mayor was joined by the founder of BIG Architects Mr. Bjarke Ingels, and the Managing Director of BIG, Ms. Sheela Søgård. Bjarke Ingels explained the ideas and visions behind URBAN RIGGER’s floating sustainable village.  The delegation paid a visit to some of the residents to learn what it is like to live in the URBAN RIGGER community, and to see how creatively they had organized themselves in their apartments, in the beautiful surroundings at Refshaleøen; the former B&W shipyard in Copenhagen. The meeting was concluded in…

  • URBAN RIGGER is visited by TV2 Lorry

    TV2 Lorry visited Silke and Mads who have been a part of the URBAN RIGGER community for two years. They share their story and talk about how life is when living on a Rigger. Watch the film clip here.

  • Community in the time of corona

    Denmark is opening up the society after months of corona lockdown. For some it might seem like finally waking from a nightmare, others might almost feel a bit guilty about having appreciated the strange times and the break from normal routines. Regardless of how the global pandemic has affected our own everyday life and economy so far, there is no doubt that corona has and will continue to affect our lives for time to come. At URBAN RIGGER we had just welcomed our newest residents when the pandemic closed borders, cancelled classes or moved them online and forced people to stay at home. Some tenants left with short notice before…

  • URBAN RIGGER is mentioned in TopTenz (as number 1)!

    “The Urban Rigger project in Copenhagen, Denmark is just such a remarkable development, with 72 studio apartments for students fashioned from shipping containers.” We are very excited about being named as number 1 on TopTenz’ list of “10 Remarkable Ocean and Sea Settlements”! Read the full article here.