Space10 creates an algae-producing pavilion in Copenhagen

IKEA’s external innovation lab Space10 has worked in collaboration with three young architects to create a four-metre-high bioreactor dome for growing micro-algae.

Described by Space10 as a “food-producing architecture pavilion”, the futuristic dome houses a photo-bioreactor — a closed system that enables the high productivity of green microalgae.

The dome was installed at Copenhagen’s CHART Art Fair last week with the aim of highlight the potential of algae as a sustainable super crop of the future.

Packed with vitamins, minerals and essential amino acids, micro-algae contains 50 times more iron than spinach and more than twice as much protein as meat.

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