Urban Agriculture: Meet Corporate Garden in Japan

Corporate Horta company creates Japan’s largest urban farm project. Kono Designs.

Here the tomatoes grow in auditoriums, bean seedlings are under the seats and green leaves are irrigated in the meeting rooms, while lemons and passion fruit are sprouting between a table and another. This is the Pasona Group working environment, a company specializing in the recruitment of professionals.

Considering the decline of rural activities in the country, the company decided to renovate a building 50 years, maintaining its superstructure and adding an agricultural system cultivated by the employees themselves.

The green facade has seasonal flowers and orange trees planted on the balconies. The complex has nine floors, totaling 20,000 m2, of which 4000 are dedicated to creating and maintaining green spaces.

More than two hundred species of plants, fruits and vegetables, especially rice, which is grown, harvested and consumed by employees daily.

These measures provide health and fresh air to employees are instructed to take care of vegetation by agricultural consultants.

The implementation of an urban farm indoors provides several benefits such as shade and pleasant thermal comfort, designed to meet human and plants.

The high ceilings exposed beams, ducts and pipes. Among them, there is an intelligent lighting system that saves 30% energy by combining l fluorescent and LEDs lamps.

Irrigation is automatic and is based on cultivation direct fertilization systems soil or hydroponics.

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