MODE GAKUEN Cocoon Tower Download PDF


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Height: Occupied
180.7 m / 593 ft
 
Height: To Tip
203.6 m / 668 ft
Height: Architectural
203.6 m / 668 ft
 
MODE GAKUEN Cocoon Tower Outline
Floors Above Ground
50
Floors Below Ground
4
Tower GFA
80,865 m² / 870,424 ft²

Facts

Official Name MODE GAKUEN Cocoon Tower
Other Names The Giant Cocoon
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country Japan
City Tokyo
Street Address & Map 1-7-3 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
Building Function education
Structural Material steel
Construction Start 2006
Completion 2008
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Regional Ranking #445 Tallest in Asia
National Ranking #29 Tallest in Japan
City Ranking #19 Tallest in Tokyo

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer MODE GAKUEN
Architect Tange Associates
Structural Engineer Arup
MEP Engineer Kenchiku Setsubi Sekkei Kenkyusho
Main Contractor Shimizu Corporation

About MODE GAKUEN Cocoon Tower

The Cocoon tower presents an incredible case-study for creating a university in the sky. Not only is the organization of the spaces both radical and logical, the resulting aesthetic is quite startling. The separation of classrooms in plan to allow the creation of interstitial lounges is a very clever solution, bringing a vital mix of larger-scale spaces into the building. However the way that this changing plan is resolved into 3-dimensional form is perhaps the greatest achievement architecturally. One has to study the plan and mass for some time to understand how this has been achieved. See Project Case Study

Global News

Harvard Grad Paul Tange Explains Tall Buildings
26 Mar 2013 – Tokyo

Research Papers

Creating a Vertical University in an Urban Environment
Jan 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue I

Tall Buildings in Future Development of Metropolitan Universities
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai

The High-rise as a Retirement Community
Jul 2010 – CTBUH Journal, 2010 Issue III

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Creating a Vertical University in an Urban Environment
Jan 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue I; Christopher Groesbeck, VOA Associates
Multi-function universities in tall buildings are still a rarity, but they are growing more common as institutions look for efficient and cost-effective ways to serve…
Tall Buildings in Future Development of Metropolitan Universities
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Christopher Groesbeck, VOA Associates; Jon DeVries & John McDonald, Roosevelt University; Ron Klemencic, MKA
In the future, the University will need to consider vertical models to co-exist within their urban cores and create a living and working balance. With the rise of…
The High-rise as a Retirement Community
Jul 2010 – CTBUH Journal, 2010 Issue III; Bridget Lesniak & Robert Neper, Perkins + Will; Donald Hamlin, Thornton Tomasetti
As cities are becoming denser, the functions of high-rises are expanding. In addition, the central business district is no longer the exclusive region of the high-rise…
Case Study: Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower
Feb 2009 – CTBUH Journal, 2009 Issue I; Paul Noritaka Tange, Tange Associates; Masato Minami, Arup Japan
Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower is an innovative educational facility located in Tokyo's distinctive Nishi-Shinjuki high rise district. Completed in October 2008, the 204-meter…
Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower, Tokyo
Dec 2008 – CTBUH Journal, 2009 Issue I; Paul Noritaka Tange, Tange Associates; Masato Minami, Arup
Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower is an innovative educational facility located in Tokyo's distinctive Nishi-Shinjuku high-rise district. Completed in October 2008, the 204-meter…

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