Mycelium Pigeon Towers

by Arne Hendriks

1 Oct 2021

Every two to three weeks, a new pigeon tower emerges at the Biotoop. These structures are an ongoing experiment to build with living mycelium waste from oyster mushroom farms. The project  investigates questions such as: Can we build structures to house feral pigeons? What is the best design to build a tower with mycelium? And how long does it take for the bricks to grow together? 

Through experimenting with different shapes, and building structures, we see how the material responds, and if we can build a comfy living space for the pigeons of Amsterdam. 

Make sure to have a look at the latest ones!


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


Mycelium Pigeon Towers by Arne Hendriks
Open 24/7

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.