BIQ, the world’s first building with a bioreactor façade

1 May 2013 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Hamburg, House of the Month

© iba-hamburg.de / Splitterwerk, Graz

© iba-hamburg.de / Splitterwerk, Graz

Natural, efficient and unique: the BIQ is setting new standards as the first building in the world to have a bioreactor façade. Microalgae are cultivated in the glass elements that make up its “bio skin”. These are used to produce energy, and can also control light and provide shade. Inside, an innovative living concept is aimed at ensuring maximum design versatility for everyday life, and gives us a glimpse into urban life in the future. With its innovative living concept, futuristic exterior, and “intelligent” algae façade, the BIQ is a highlight of ”The Building Exhibition within the Building Exhibition”.   read more…

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