A Tokyo-based company is now using of it’s 43,000 square feet of workspace to grow food.
In Human resources company Pasona group, they grow about 200 species of fruits and vegetables and even rice are harvested and served to its employees.
The concept of indoor urban farming doesn’t just give food but maximizing the workspace and give way to farm space to provide a healthier quality of life for employees.
As seen in the video, upon entering in the building there’s over a 1,000 square foot rice paddy, an okra field and a “tomato guest room” or the “vegetable factory” filled with hundreds of hydroponic heads of lettuce. There’s fruit trees in walls between meeting spaces, bean sprouts grown under benches and herbs grow on shelving along the walls.
Even the outside of the building is covered with plants helping it to keep cool in summer and warmer in winter.
“It is the largest and most direct farm-to-table of its kind ever realized inside an office building in Japan.” says Kono Designs, farm’s designer.