World’s First Algae Bioreactor Facade Nears Completion

BIQ via GOOD

BIQ – the world’s first algae powered building – is set to be completed in later this month. Built for the International Building Exhibition (IBA) in Hamburg, this zero-carbon apartment complex will sport a bright green -cum-algae farm, while its interior proposes a radical new theory on how we will live in the near future.

More about BIQ after the break…

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Photo © Nikolaos Zachariadis, SPLITTERWERK
Photo © Nikolaos Zachariadis,

Architects: SPLITTERWERK
Location: Graz, Steiermark,
Project team: Irene Berto, Mark Blaschitz, Erika Brunnermayer, Marius Ellwanger, Hannes Freiszmuth, Johann Grabner, Edith Hemmrich, Ute Himmelberg, Bernhard Kargl, Benjamin Nejedly, Josef Roschitz, Maik Rost, Ingrid Somitsch, Nikolaos Zachariadis
Client: PRISMA Engineering Maschinen- und Motorentechnik GmbH
Project Management: Ingenos ZT GmbH
Structural Consultant: werkraum zt-gmbh, Peter Bauer, David Lemp
Building Services Consultant: Ing. Rudolf Sonnek GmbH
HVACR Design: Guenter Grabner
Energy Consultant: Dr. Tomberger ZT GesmbH, Hannes Veitsberger
Electrical Design: Erich Watzke, Moskon & Busz GmbH, Rudolf Busz
Project Area: 1,400 sqm
Project year: 2009
Photographs: © Nikolaos Zachariadis

Photo © Nikolaos Zachariadis, SPLITTERWERK Photo © Nikolaos Zachariadis, SPLITTERWERK Photo © Nikolaos Zachariadis, SPLITTERWERK Photo © Nikolaos Zachariadis, SPLITTERWERK