Space 10 – an innovation laboratory by the Swedish Ikea – collaborated with three young architects in the creation of a four-meter high bioreactor dome for Copenhagen’s Chart Art Fair.
If the architectural and spatial experience seem unique, the Algae dome has also grown 450 liters of microalgae during the three-day fair. The operation’s goal was to showcase spirulina – one of the future’s sustainable foods – by distributing snacks created by a Chef for the occasion and triggering conversations on the ways large quantities of this nutritious algae can be grown in the heart of cities, aiming to reduce the impact of humans on the planet.
We were mentioning them a few months ago, these microalgae are filled with essential vitamins, minerals and amino acids, containing up to 50 times more iron than spinach for instance, and twice as much protein as meat.
Space 10 claims to make a point of improving nutrition systems thanks to this exploration of food’s future. Algae could bring answers to some major global issues from malnutrition, the reduction of fossil fuels, as well as decreasing deforestation, improving air quality, reducing pollution, and the decline of global warming…