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BIQ House, Hamburg, BIQ House opens, International Building Exhibition, self-sufficient living buildings, Arup, SSC Strategic Science Consultant, Splitterwerk Architects, jet-powered maintenance robots, high-rise farms, photovoltaic paint, the future of green building, bio-reactor facade, biomass, solar thermal heat, algae power, algae as shade, algae as insulator

The World’s First Algae-Powered Building Opens in Hamburgby Taz Loomans
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.

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