ARUP's SolarLeaf – bioreactor façade
The SolarLeaf façade was installed for the first time on the BIQ house for the International Building Exhibition (IBA) 2013.

-First façade system in the world to cultivate micro-algae to generate heat and biomass as renewable energy sources.
-Structural glass photobioreactors used as external cladding elements and dynamic shading devices.
-Fully integrated in the house´s building services system to harvest, distribute, store and use the solar thermal heat on site.  Material Spotlight: Algae from Innovative & Sustainable Materials