In collaboration with Uit Je Eigen Stad
, an Urban Farm in Rotterdam, I have developed a growing material out of fungi and hemp. For their restaurant, Uit Je Eigen Stad produces Shitake Mushrooms on wood pulp. To optimize the internal economy of materials, the mushrooms are injected on their own waste hemp. After mushroom production the hemp sheets are full-grown with mycelium, the roots of the mushroom, and reused as a new material. The material is a fully degradable sheet that can be used for multiple products and has water-repellent and isolating properties.
>> The Growing Material Project exposed at Ventura Lambrate
during the Milan Fair in 2015. Check the exposition video HERE
Uit Je Eigen Stad – One of the largest urban farm in Europe, with local produced vegetables, chicken and tilapia