Pasona Building Urban Farm in Tokyo

By Phuong on 2016-04-30 23:03:48
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In 2010 the multinational Pasona incorporated an urban farm in the building of its headquarters. In one of the biggest megalopolis in the world, a new ecological concept while remaining a place of work has taken off.

Indeed, in a 9-storey building built in the 50s, the Kono Design architecture firm has created a workplace in cohabitation with nature. There are flowers and plants growing on all fronts of the building.A rice plant is installed in the middle of the ground floor and some vegetable crops. The plantations occupy nearly 40,000 sqm, they grow everywhere, along the walls, ceiling , pot as decoration and even in meeting rooms

This is an initiative that is very interesting and shows the example to follow. But what a pity that the facilities can not be entirely visited. We entered the building and the hostess didn't pay attention to our presence. When we asked for information, they were content to give us a prospectus, but they really had nothing else to do and there were not many people and no visitor. Only the 1st and 2nd floor are accessible but several area can not be seen because there are numerous conference rooms & meeting rooms and therefore not accessible. It seems that the building's roof is covered with plantation but again, that is not accessible :(

In the end, this is a great initiative from this company. But it is only for talkingof it in the media because even if the employees of the company may consume their harvests, there are too small quantity of the harvest to meet the needs of the entire building. Moreover, the public has very limited access to plantations, then we do not see much interest for a visit....

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  To get there with common transportation

From Shinjuku - Total fare : 200 yens
9 min. - Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line for IKEBUKURO
10 min. - Tokyo Metro Ginza Line for ASAKUSA


Entrance Fee : Free

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