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Massive’s rooftop garden for biodiversity in the city center

Massive Entertainment’s efforts to bring nature close to their place of work and welcome the bees

It’s early April 2020. For years, Massive Entertainment have been working on finalizing their new offices a few blocks from the current one, and it is finally time to move.

Their new home, called Eden, is a carefully refurbished block with an impressive industrial history. During the 120 years since it was built, it has housed a textile factory, engineers, art studios, and more, before taking on the role as home to nearly 700 video game developers.  

The whole restoration process was carefully designed to minimize Massive’s environmental footprint, and an example of this is the rooftop garden – one of Eden’s most beloved features.   

For example, what used to be a cemented parking lot has been transformed into a 1200 square meter big rooftop garden. It was planned and constructed together with landscape architects to provide Massive co-workers with a green oasis they can enjoy during working hours, while also contributing to urban biodiversity and better city air.   “The benefits that nature has on our mental health, together with our dedication and acknowledged responsibility to contribute to biodiversity and sustainable solutions, led to the idea of installing a garden on our rooftop,” says Karolina Lundin, CSR & Communication Specialist at Massive Entertainment

Photo by Mimi Bohman

On the rooftop and in its connected atriums, birch trees are growing, carefully planted to contribute to photosynthesis and cleaner city air. On a small but colorful field of flowers, bees can be seen pollinating poppies, cornflowers, rose hips, and clematis.    

Eden’s rooftop garden will continue to grow even greener. Later this summer, tailor made insect hotels will be mounted, and Massive are planning on arranging ‘Rooftop Days’ where their co-workers will be invited to help with the weeding and growing of new plants and seeds.   

We want to make the most out of this green space and further integrate nature in our city space. One single plant may not make a difference, but the sum of our collective efforts might,” says Karolina Lundin.

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