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

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AirBubble is a playground that contains a microclimate of algae-purified air. Image: Maja_Wirkus
The timber structure contains a ring of algae-filled bioreactors. Image: Maja_Wirkus
The algae inside the bioreactors eats carbon dioxide and pollutants and creates oxygen through photosynthesis Image: Maja_Wirkus
AirBubble contains ropes, bouncy spheres and foot pumps for play. Image: Maja_Wirkus

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The structure's inverted conical roof membrane helps circulate air. Image: Maja_Wirkus

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