Tensed membrane for The Growing Pavilion
An ode to biobased building on Dutch Design Week 2019 (DDW
Buitink Technology made and installed a tensed membrane, made
of cotton fabric, for the pavillion.
During the Dutch Design Week 2019 from 19 till 27 October 2019
the iconic biobased building "The Growing Pavillion" is erected in
the centre of the Ketelhuisplein area in the city of Eindhoven.
With this project Company New Heroes en Dutch Design Foundation
together with their partners like Fiction Factory, Primum,
Krown.bio en Buitink Technology is promoting circular building.
Biobased and "circular" construction
"With The Growing Pavilion we show the potential and the huge
beauty of biobased and circular building", designer Pascal
Leboucq of Company New Heroes explains. Each material like mycelium
walls and bulrush floor slabs explicitly shows the natural raw
material. In this way the pavillion exhibits a unique experience of
organic texture and color."We promote this beauty as power. New
esthetics provided by the wonderfull own identity of biobased
materials", according to the designer.
The pavillion shows the near future of biobased building. "Our
position is vulnerable",
Lucas de Man explains. "Our ideal pavillion consists of many new
biobased materials. But large scale applications require more than
only good materials: scale up of production capacity, proper
regulations, innovative designers and aware consumers". The Growing
Pavillion adresses these issues because these are essential to
realize the required change to a biobased and circular
More information: the-growing-pavilion
Below a short video of the production process of a tensed
membrane made of cotton fabric.
Project features pavillion
||Pascal Leboucq in collaboration with Krown.bio
||Pascal Leboucq - Lucas De Man - Company New Heroes
|Year of construction:
The Growing Pavilion is a project of Company New Heroes en Dutch
The Growing Pavilion is build by Fiction Factory, Tentech en
Buitink Technology. Incooperation with Primum, HuisVeendam,
ECO-board, Krown.bio, Braindrop, Impershield, Houthandel Looijmans,
TenCate Outdoor Fabrics, Juro Coating, BotanicBites, Sounding
Bodies, BioBased Delta, Centre of Expertise Biobased Economy
(CoEBBE), Natuurvezel Applicatie Centrum (NAC), Noorderwind.
The exhibitors in the pavillion are: Aniela Hoitink, Christien
Meindertsma, Diana Scherer, Eric Klarenbeek, Martijn Straatman en
The Growing Pavilion is made possible by Stichting Doen, Brabant
C, BPD cultuurfonds, Prins Bernhard Cultuur Fonds and Beter Bouw