World-first…an algae-powered building!

28 May 2013

The first algae-powered building has been built in Hamburg, Germany. It has a “bioreactor façade” mounted as a kind of second skin onto the building. When the algae grows it will then be harvested and turned into a biofuel-like pulp used to create energy to run the building.

Idea, concept & authorship: SPLITTERWERK, Label for Fine Arts, Graz; Arup GmbH, Berlin; B+G Ingenieure Bollinger und Grohmann GmbH, Frankfurt; Immosolar GmbH, Hamburg

Construction planning: Arup GmbH, Berlin; sprenger von der lippe; Timm & Goullon; Technisches Buero der Otto Wulff Bauunternehmung GmbH 

Site management: Otto Wulff Bauunternehmung GmbH

Client and investor: KOS Wulff Immobilien GmbH

Co-investor: SSC Strategic Science Consult GmbH

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