Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower

  • Art
  • Shinjuku
Tokyo Mode Gakuen
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Time Out Says

True to its name, this Shinjuku fashion college designed by Tange Associates looks exactly like a cocoon with its ovoid shape and criss-crossed lines. At 50-storeys high, Mode Gakuen’s vertical campus is the second tallest education institution in the world after the Lomonosov Moscow State University main building in Russia. 

To build its new location, Mode Gakuen made an open call for local architects to send in their design pitches. According to the school, the concept of the cocoon was picked out of some 150 proposals to symbolise the institution’s role in nurturing the students before releasing them into the world to create their own innovative designs for our modern society. 


1-7-3 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku
Shinjuku Station
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