|Tour of Studio Ghibli|
The exterior of Studio
The studio was designed by Miyazaki.
Ghibli encourages its employees to commute on bicycle. There is more parking space for bicycles than for cars at Ghibli.
In the case of
natural disaster such as earthquake, manhole covers (see beneath
the bikes) are removed and curtains are hung from poles so that
this parking space can be turned into make-shift toillets.
This is also Miyazaki's idea.
After the Kobe earthquake (some of the staff members went to Kobe
as relief workers), Miyazaki releazed that bathroom can be a huge
problem in such a situation.
Special kind of bricks are used to pave the parking
lot so that weeds can grow out of the hole in the brick. It also let the soil absorb rain water.