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Sun 10.8.

SolarLeaf Bioreactive Façade by Arup (UK)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 10.08.2014 - Tagged as: , ,

The bio-façade concept was developed by three partners: SSC Strategic Science Consult of Germany (Bioreactor Technology), the international design consultant, Arup (Concept Design, Coordination and Engineering) and Colt International (Reactor Design).

The bio-façade concept was developed by three partners: SSC Strategic Science Consult of Germany (Bioreactor Technology), the international design consultant, Arup (Concept Design, Coordination and Engineering) and Colt International (Reactor Design).

SolarLeaf, the world’s first bioreactive façade presented at the BIQ House (designed by Splitterwerk Architects of Graz, Austria), has been shortlisted for the Zumtobel Group Award 2014 in the “Applied Innovations” category.

 

 

The facade development was supported by the German research initiative “ZukunftBau” of the German Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development.

The facade development was supported by the German research initiative “ZukunftBau” of the German Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development.

The demonstrator, specially designed for 2013’s International Building Exhibition (IBA) in Hamburg, is a four-story residential building comprising 200m2 of integrated photo-bioreactors which absorb CO2 emissions while cultivating microalgae to generate biomass and heat as renewable energy resources.

 

SolarLeaf was shortlisted from 356 submissions by an international expert jury

SolarLeaf was shortlisted from 356 submissions by an international expert jury for the Zumtobel Group Award 2014

The environment for photosynthesis is provided by glass photobioreactors installed on the southwest and southeast elevations. “This passive-energy house also integrates additional functionalities such as dynamic shading, thermal insulation and noise abatement, highlighting the full potential of this technology.” says Arup.

 

Now that the technical feasibility of the system has been proven by the BIQ House the consortium is working on concepts for integrating the system on a larger scale to demonstrate the commercial benefits.

 

to the Arup website

 

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