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.
Field of science
- /natural sciences/chemical sciences/polymer science
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Funding SchemeRIA - Research and Innovation action