A student housing complex is being created in a port area adjacent to Copenhagen University and the plan is to build housing units for two thousand students before 2019. The complex will be divided into villages and each village will comprise approximately three hundred to four hundred units.
The central portion of each unit is created by cutting a 40-foot container into two halves and separating them by two meters thereby creating an open living area with two nooks for the bedroom and bathroom. The bedroom niche faces the living room and contains a daybed for sitting or sleeping. A single galley kitchen runs the length of the adjacent wall, with the remainder of the space being used for circulation and a small dining area. The interior has been finished in wood because of its aesthetic and durability qualities. The refurbished shipping containers are insulated with wood fiber and paper wool.