Honda Woods Aoyama
|Client||Base Brain Work
|Scope of Works||Master Plan,Schematic Design,Detail Design,Construction Management
The origin of “Trees in the Community Forests” was wishes of founder
The origin of these woods can be traced back to the values of Honda founder Soichiro Honda, who made a special point of not building concrete walls around Honda facilities that would block off communication with the surrounding community.
Boundary planting in 1964 of Sayama Factory, and began the “Trees in the Community Forests” development that foster forest planting indigenous trees commensurate with business sites in Japan environment from 1976.
Appearance of the "Trees in the Community Forests" in excess of 30 a few years ago the assumption
30 years have passed, “Trees in the Community Forests” grew larger than expected, while adjacent districts underwent rapid urbanization. As a result, leaves began blowing into neighbors' properties, and the woods grew thick, taking on a dark, gloomy appearance.
The creation of a new forest that people rejoice in harmony with the local community
Forest managers were suddenly confronted with the proposition of changing what for decades was untouched guardian forest. In other words, it takes the concept of SATOYAMA, it has been transformed into sustainable forest development that is in accordance with the surrounding environment to achieve a thinning and sprouting update of trees.
HondaWoods is about creating forest environments around Honda business sites in Japan that can be used to forge new connections between Honda and surrounding communities. Guided by the slogan "Vibrant forests for our children, for our communities" and drawing inspiration from the key concepts "regeneration" and "symbiosis," this initiative seeks to restore these woodlands to their youth and actively use them to give back to the community. Project was proceeded with the aim of it.
Activities focused on symbiosis
Among the "regeneration (tree felling, sprout update promotion)" and "symbiosis", ours is responsible is the utilization plan of the forest after logging related to regional coexistence. Employees, local residents, around school organizations, based on the utilization assumption of each office, planning to forest to continue to actively utilize from the garden ornamental subject, design, and we are the support of management and the like. In order to foster a sustainable environment, we would like to using the woods to forge connections between Honda the company, Honda associates, and local communities.