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.

Danish Grundfos is a world-renowned entrepreneurial company regarding pump solutions and water technology. Grundfos equipped Urban Rigger with innovative pump technology using sea water as a natural source of heating. Based on the design of Urban Rigger 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.

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

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