12. Arne Hendriks

Mycelium Pigeon Towers

by Arne Hendriks

1 Oct 2021
1 Oct 2031

New pigeon towers emerge as old ones slowly collapse into fertile soil at the Biotoop. These structures are an ongoing experiment to build with living mycelium waste from oyster mushroom farms. Through different shapes, and building structures, we see how the material responds, and if we can build a comfortable living space for the pigeons of Amsterdam. The project investigates questions such as: Can we build structures to house feral pigeons from the city? Is it possible to build with material that continues to live after the structure is completed? What is the best design to build a tower with waste mycelium? And how long does it take for the bricks to grow together, and when does the towerstart to collapse? How do the seasons influence the towers?

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Want to read everything about this project? Go to the project page here.


Arne Hendriks Checking on one of the Pigeon Towers - Nadine Schütz


Mycelium Pigeon Towers by Arne Hendriks
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Mediamatic Biotoop, Dijkspark 6, Amsterdam, Dijkspark 6, Amsterdam

The towers are located at the east side of Mediamatic Biotoops main building, right along the street next to our Sluisdeurenloods.