Urban Rigger

Urban Rigger
July 7, 2020 Charly Ligety

Urban Rigger

Concept Owner / Company: Urban Rigger ApS, Denmark
Website: www.urbanrigger.com
Contact: info@urbanrigger.com

URBAN RIGGER® provides a unique opportunity to use the cities’ unused water locations, and even do so during the long transitional periods from when industry moves out and before infrastructure and land based architecture is ready to receive new residents.
=>From container to community
=>From houses to homes
=>From a place to live to a way of living

  • Quoted Total Cost: $18,000,000
  • Planned Occupancy (1 person/bed): 432 beds
  • Estimated Cost Per Bed: $41,667
  • Quote’s Total Interior Square Footage: 13,266 sqft
  • Quote Includes # Units: 6 units
  • Used for Shelter Before: Yes, but only outside the U.S.
  • Readiness: Nearly Ready (Prior Use Cases)
  • In Stock / Ready to Ship Today: No
  • Manufacturer Identified and Available: N/A
  • Setup Speed: Once built, the Urban Rigger can be deployed via water in less than 90 days
  • Setup Difficulty: Moderate (prefab assembly)
  • % Built Onsite: 50% – Some Prefab Parts Assembled On-Site/Flat Pack
  • Portability: Semi-Mobile (detachable, minor disassembly)
  • Intended Use of Shelter: Long Term/Permanent (15+ years)


Design Advantages The concept is flexible and mobile. Can be towed to a new place after use.
It is sustainable and creates energy from sea water and solar panels.
Facilitates a strong community.
Manufacturer Identified Yes
Used for shelter in the U.S.? No
Prior use examples Student Housing in Copenhagen. 72 apartments.
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Intended use cases Can be used for student housing, small families, shelter, offices, retail, hotel.
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Waterproof? Yes
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Conforms to ICC’s Temporary Structure and Uses Code
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