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Tokyo Architecture Week: Mode Gakuen (Cocoon) Tower

06 Apr
Cocoon, originally uploaded by tk21hx.

Last week culturepublic reported on High School No. 9 in Los Angeles, declaring it the best-looking educational building ever. I think I’ve found a worthy challenger across the Pacific.

Mode Gakuen (Cocoon Tower) stands proudly above Tokyo’s frenetic Shinjuku district. Home to three tertiary educational institutions (including a fashion college), the tower – by Tange architects – is the second highest educational building in the world. According to the architect, the building aims to cocoon its students in a safe learning environment, while proclaiming to the city that “education is cool!”

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Posted by on April 6, 2009 in architecture, focusing

 

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