There have been large structures which have boasted of being powered by something alternative. Some have made use of solar power while others wind. But a first comes in this building from Hamburg, a building that reportedly runs on algae power.
The BIQ House in Hamburg is a building project which features bio-adaptive algae façade and was made as a testing ground to find out other ways to come up with sustainable energy production in urban areas and buildings.
All of this was made possible through the collaboration of designer Arup together with Germany’s SSC Strategic Science Consultants and Splitterwerk Architects of Australia. The building was launched as part of the Hamburg International Building exhibition.