Mycomerge is a winner of the Green Concept Awards 2022

May 18, 2022 / Mai Thi Nguyen and Daniela Solueva

This project was developed during the Seminar Material Matter Lab/ Material and Structure, offered by BioMat at ITKE/University of Stuttgart.

Mai Thi Nguyen and Daniela Solueva are awarded one of the Green Concept Awards 2022.

This study is showcasing the load-bearing capacities of mycelium, a living fungal organism, when reinforced with bio-based materials and specifically natural fibres, in an alternative merging design approach. The proposed design method aims to guide mycelium’s growth on a natural rattan framework that serves as a supportive structure for the mycelium substrate and its fibre reinforcement. The rattan skeleton is integrated into the finished composite product, where both components merge, forming a fully biodegradable unit. The occurring multi-layer biobased component can support a load beyond 20 times its own weight. An initial physical prototype in furniture scale is realized.

Tutor: Evgenia Spyridonos
Professor: Hanaa Dahy

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The prototype will be exhibited at the Special Exhibition MCBW, which will take place from 14 to 22 May at Viktualienmarkt (Frauenstrasse 8) in Munich.

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Green Product & Concept Award 2022 Ceremony, May 18th
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