Made in

Biodegradable 228 Circular 215 Plant-based 167 Cotton 15 Mycelium 23 Wood 9


Photos: Erik Melander, Oscar Vink

The Growing Pavilion

The skin of this pavilion consists of 88 mycelium panels.

Mycelium are the roots of the mushroom that make beautiful networks underground. If you mix shredded hemp, or flax, or any other crop with strong natural fibres with mycelium you will get beautiful, sturdy, light weight, fire-retardant, water-repellent, acoustic top sheets, grown in just a few weeks. You can use them indoors, or as insulation between your walls, but also, with the right natural coating, as a facade panels outside. The mycelium eventually stops growing, it stops due to drying and can therefore no longer release spores. In addition to mycelium, they have used a number of beautiful grown and harvested materials alongside the pavilion.

Information submitted by the maker and edited by the Future Materials Bank.


Wood, mycelium, residual flows from the agricultural sector, bulrush (cattail), cotton


Design: Pascal Leboucq Concept: Pascal Leboucq & Lucas De Man & Eric Klarenbeek (Klarenbeek & Dros) The Growing Pavilion is a project by Biobased Creations and Dutch Design Foundation. The Growing Pavilion is made possible by: Stichting Doen, Brabant C, BPD cultuurfonds & Prins Bernhard Cultuur Fonds. The Growing Pavilion is built by Fiction Factory, Tentech, Buitink Technology. In collaboration with: Aveco de Bondt, HuisVeendam, ECO-board,, Braindrop BV, Impershield, Houthandel Looijmans, TenCate Outdoor Fabrics, Botanic Bites, BioBased Delta, Centre of Expertise Biobased Economy (CoE BBE), Natuurvezel Applicatie Centrum (NAC), Sounding Bodies, Juro Coating, Noorderwind, Floriade Almere 2022. The team of The Growing Pavilion: Pascal Leboucq, Diana van Bokhoven, Emiel Rietvelt, Lucas De Man, Jasper van den Berg, Amber Bloos, Dona Popovici, Naomi Jansen, Anne Caesar van Wieren, Bente Konings, Wouter Goedheer, Bas van Rijnsoever, Isil Vos, Jip Verwiel