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This children’s play center removes pollution from the air – here’s how it works

"There is untapped value in bringing the bio-intelligence of natural systems into cities, turning buildings into living machines that produce energy, store CO2 and clean the air," - EcoLogicStudio co-founder Marco Poletto. Image: UNSPLASH/Annie Spratt

Rima Sabina Aouf

Writer, editor and illustrator, Freelance

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shown here is the outside of the AirBubble playground
AirBubble is a playground that contains a microclimate of algae-purified air. Image: Maja_Wirkus
shown here is the timber structure of AirBubble which contains a ring of algae-filled bioreactors
The timber structure contains a ring of algae-filled bioreactors. Image: Maja_Wirkus
this is the algae inside the bioreactors, which eats carbon dioxide and pollutants and creates oxygen through photosynthesis
The algae inside the bioreactors eats carbon dioxide and pollutants and creates oxygen through photosynthesis Image: Maja_Wirkus
this picture shows how AirBubble contains ropes, bouncy spheres and foot pumps for play
AirBubble contains ropes, bouncy spheres and foot pumps for play. Image: Maja_Wirkus
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 The inverted conical roof membrane of AirBubble, shown here, helps circulate air
The structure's inverted conical roof membrane helps circulate air. Image: Maja_Wirkus
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