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Fungal architectures

Project description

Building with mycelium-based technologies

The construction industry is one of the biggest and most resource-consuming industries in Europe. Due to record growth in population and increasing urbanisation occurring all around the globe, the demand for the industry is higher than ever before. It’s also constantly increasing. This increase poses a serious problem as it stretches the industry to its limits. The EU-funded FUNGAR project aims to develop a structural substrate using live fungal mycelium infused with nanoparticles and polymers. This structural substrate will be able to create buildings, which will self-grow, build and repair themselves while also adapting to the environment. To do this, they have assembled a team of architects, designers, computer scientists, biophysicists, mycologists and experts in mycelium-based technologies.

Call for proposal

H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2019-2020-01

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND, BRISTOL
Net EU contribution
€ 818 280,00
Address
Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane
BS16 1QY Bristol
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
South West (England) Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire

Participants (3)

DET KONGELIGE DANSKE KUNSTAKADEMIS SKOLER FOR ARKITEKTUR, DESIGN OG KONSERVERING.
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 883 462,50
Address
Philip De Langes Alle 10
1435 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
MOGU SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 428 080,00
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Address
Via S Francesco D Assisi 62
21020 Inarzo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Varese
 
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 726 860,00
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00