By Asser Munch

Urban Rigger by BIG architects

Everyone in Copenhagen has an easy opportunity right now to take a look at one of the new projects by the world’s darling architect no. 1, Bjarke Ingels / BIG architects.

The project consist of six reused shipping containers refurbished to provide housing for students.

The rigger features a central outdoor space and roof terrace – and jumping in the clean water of the Copenhagen Harbour directly from the living space.

Update: Check out my newer post here.


Besides the reuse of old shipping containers, sustainable features are roof solar panels and heat pumps harvesting energy from the sea water. The unit is a prototype to be developed by evolution to improve living qualities and sustainability further.

As a ‘quick fix’ for solving an increasing lack of affordable (student) housing in Copenhagen, it’s a refreshing idea, for BIG typically charmingly and boldly done.

It’ll be interesting to see how the city will react to this kind of expansion of the city.