Urban Rigger
  • 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.

  • URBAN RIGGER takes first place in STHLM

    We are thrilled to be named the number one inspiring project in the latest issue of STHLM Magazine by Stockholm Chamber of Commerce. This magazine mentions cool, innovative and inspirational projects and places around the world. Read more about URBAN RIGGER in the full article here.