[NBS Card] Urban Mushroom Farm
The urban mushroom farm is a modular system developed to grow edible mushrooms in the urban environment, producing both food and construction materials. The solution is composed by modules that are designed with two main aims: allocating the substrate needed to grow mushrooms and shaping the construction material that can be obtained from it.
The surface of the modules is designed according to the climatic conditions of the installation site (e.g. solar radiation and humidity) to provide the optimal environment for the substrate to grow the mushrooms. With the aim of being as sustainable as possible, the modules can be also fabricated with ecological or recycled materials.
In addition to producing food and construction material, the solution acts as a demonstrator, creating ‘culture of caring’ for locally produced food and awareness about the potentials of mushroom farming in cities.