Refshaleøen - Containerboliger

Eighty-four 2-bedroom container dwellings, four of which are for people with disabilities

Nilan Comfort CT150

Copenhagen lacks student accommodation for approx. 10,000 students and until enough dormitories have been built, it is permitted to establish temporary living quarters for students.

A total of 2,000 container dwellings are to be established in different locations in Copenhagen. There are many plots in Copenhagen with no current plans for building projects. These plots can be used for student accommodation until they are needed for property development. 

Over the coming decade, on a large, undeveloped plot on the edge of the harbour on Refshale Island, 84 containers are being transformed into a lively student village with narrow alleys and a communal building with shared washing and cooking facilities.  

There are no plans for city development until 2027, and CPH Village has made an agreement with the owners of the plot, the Property Company of Refshale Island, that the container dwellings can occupy the land until then.  

The 17-year-old shipping containers are clad in insulation and facing panels so the dwellings meet the building regulations of 2020. 

Nilan’s Comfort CT150 unit was chosen because it is a small, compact unit with low energy consumption. 

In addition to requiring limited space, Comfort CT150 is a flexible unit that can be mounted horizontally, vertically or at an angle.  If mounted vertically, it will fit into a standard cabinet of 60 x 60 cm. 

Comfort CT150 has been given the highest energy efficiency rating A+. In addition to this, it is Passive House certified.  

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Client..........: CHP Village
Location..........: Copenhagen - Denmark