, founder and president of P.A. Works
, posted several photos of the interior of the animation studio's new premises on his Twitter account on Sunday. The new office building is estimated to be completed in the spring.
Horikawa commended the construction team on the interior design of the production floor, which will allow the studio to gather all of its creative team in a single space. The site will replace the studio's current location in a shared three-story building in downtown Nanto in Toyama Prefecture. The company also operates a branch studio in Tokyo.
P.A. Works announced in September that it had purchased a tract of land in the Tokai-Hokuriku Expressway Johana Service Area (pictured) in Nanto as the site of its new head office. The announcement was made as part of the studio's 15th anniversary celebration. The upcoming original TV anime Kuromukuro
, directed by Tensai Okamura
, is the studio's 15th anniversary project.
Nanto is designated as a city with an ecovillage concept. The new building site in Johana is located near an area called Sakuragaike, where cherry blossom trees bloom in the spring. Nanto's city administration is planning to transform the service area into a "creative plaza" that serves as an oasis of creativity.
Source: Kenji Horikawa Twitter