Microalgae, with very high protein content, is believed to be the food of the future. It can grow anywhere in the world. It's production is very efficient- it can double its mass every day. And it is way more sustainable than any other agricultural production. It can also be used as biofuel, biofertilizers and feed for animals.
Algae Dome is a pavilion that produces microalgae in photosynthesis process. It is a space of social interaction that's purpose is to inform and trigger the debate on sustainable solutions in architecture.
It is built of 320 m of transparent tube with microalgae constantly flowing inside. The microalgae absorbs CO2 from the atmosphere through a perforated central tank. Then, inside the transparent tubing, the microalgae multiplies its mass through photosynthesis. It grows very fast- even up to twice a day. It changes its color and density over time -from light green to thick, dark malachite. It's dome shape creates a space for social interaction, while playing an educational and informational role on algae production process. It provides a unique architectural experience, while triggering the debate on the future's sustainability.
The Algae Dome was part of CHART Art Fair in Copenhagen in 2017. During the three-day event it produced 450 kg of microalgae.
Aleksander Wadas + Rafal Wroblewski + Anna Stempniewicz SPACE 10