21 July 2021

Research project: MY-CO SPACE pavilion

The MY-CO SPACE pavilion was designed through a collaborative research project between the Technische Universität Berlin (Prof. Dr Vera Meyer), Universität der Künste Berlin (WM Christian Schmidts) and Hochschule Bochum – Bochum University of Applied Sciences (Prof. Sven Pfeiffer) with structural support from Bollinger+Grohmann, has been completed and is part of the current exhibition ‘TinyBe - Living in a Sculpture’ in the Metzlerpark in Frankfurt.

The pavilion aims to explore the use of Mycelium Fungi as a biological building material to create sustainable habitable spaces. We designed the plywood grid shell that supports the Mycelium panels of this relatively small but complex structure.

The geometry of the grid shell was generated in the first stage by a parametric script designed in collaboration with the rest of the design team, which was also used as input for the calculation model and to optimise the digital fabrication of the plywood lamellas. The stability analysis and the detailing of the connections were other critical aspects of the design process.

The exhibition runs until 26 September 2021.

Photo: Prof. Sven Pfeiffer