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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Mode Gakkuen Towers


The eye-catching designs of two recent skyscrapers built for fashion school Mode Gakkuen are winning plaudits from architects and the students who use them.

Mode Gakkuen Tower, Shinjuku

The two new towers are located in Shinjuku, Tokyo and in the Meieki area of Nagoya, in Aichi Prefecture, central Japan.

Mode Gakkuen Cocoon Tower, Shinjuku

The Shinjuku building, was designed by Tange Associates - the architectural firm established by the late Kenzo Tange, and the earlier 170m-tall Nagoya Station structure, Mode Gakkuen Spiral Towers, is the work of Nikken Sekkei.

Mode Gakkuen Spiral Towers, Nagoya

The 203m-tall Mode Gakkuen Cocoon Tower symbolizes a cocoon fostering and nurturing the latent talent inside, according to the building's proud owners. The sleek, glass tower will be the home for Mode Gakkuen and two other Tokyo vocational schools, with 10,000 students altogether using the building from April.

Mode Gakkuen Spiral Towers, Nagoya

Mode Gakkuen
1-6-2 Nishi-Shinjuku
Tokyo 160-0023
Tel: 03 3344 6000

4-25-13 Meieki
Nagoya 450-0002
Tel: 052 582 0001

Mode Gakkuen Spiral Towers, Nagoya

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