Located in Tokyo's distinctive Nishi-Shinjuku high-rise district, MODE GAKUEN Cocoon Tower contains 3 vocational schools with approximately 10,000 students.
The innovative shape and cutting edge fa├žade embodies our unique "Cocoon" concept. Embraced within this incubating form, students are inspired to create, grow and transform. The site's limited size challenged us to develop a new
typology for educational architecture. Three story high atrium lounges, located in three different directions, east, southwest and northwest between each classroom area, is what we call the ÔÇťStudent LoungeÔÇŁ, a new type of ÔÇťschoolyardÔÇŁ. These lounges, offering students a comfortable place to relax and communicate, provide an innovative solution for educational architecture in densely populated cities.
Designteam: Tange Associates
Auftraggeber: Mode Gakuen
Projektpartner: Construction: Shimizu corporation