THE PLAYGROUND THAT INTEGRATES AIR-PURIFYING MICRO-ALGAE
AirBubble Playground in Warsaw, Poland
London-based architecture firm ecoLogicStudio has designed AirBubble for Otrivin Breathe Clean, the world’s first biotechnological playground to integrate air-purifying micro-algae. AirBubble creates a purified microclimate for children to play in, a true bubble of clean air in the centre of Warsaw. The project is located within the public green space outside of the Copernicus Science Centre, a site which also host a a dedicated exhibition illustrating the design innovation behind the invention of AirBubble. The playground integrates the Photo.Synthetica technology for the advanced integration of photosynthesis in the built environment. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), air pollution is the biggest global health threat. Warsaw was selected as the first activation for this project as it is one of the most polluted cities in Europe.