The World’s First Algae-Powered Building Opens in Hamburg

April 10, 2013 by  
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The world’s first algae-powered building just opened in Hamburg! Dubbed the BIQ House , the project features a bio-adaptive algae facade and it will serve as a testing bed for sustainable energy production in urban areas and self-sufficient living buildings. International design firm Arup worked with Germany’s SSC Strategic Science Consultants and Austria-based Splitterwerk Architects to develop the BIQ House, which launched as part of Hamburg’s International Building Exhibition . Read the rest of The World’s First Algae-Powered Building Opens in Hamburg Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: algae as insulator , algae as shade , algae power , arup , bio-reactor facade , biomass , BIQ House , BIQ House opens , high-rise farms , Hmaburg , International Building Exhibition , jet-powered maintenance robots , photovoltaic paint , self-sufficient living buildings , solar thermal heat , Splitterwerk Architects , SSC Strategic Science Consultant , the future of green building        

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