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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.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/polymer science

Call for proposal

H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2019-2020-01
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND, BRISTOL
Address
Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane
BS16 1QY Bristol
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 818 280

Participants (3)

DET KONGELIGE DANSKE KUNSTAKADEMIS SKOLER FOR ARKITEKTUR, DESIGN OG KONSERVERING.
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 883 462,50
Address
Philip De Langes Alle 10
1435 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MOGU SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 428 080
Address
Via S Francesco D Assisi 62
21020 Inarzo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 726 860
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments