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Viewing the Cocoon

I was wandering around Shinjuku for a few hours looking for things of interest. I stumbled on this building.
This building is amazing (this shot doesn�...
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I was wandering around Shinjuku for a few hours looking for things of interest. I stumbled on this building.
This building is amazing (this shot doesn't show the building well) I later discovered the building is called the Mode Gakuen.

Before selecting a design for its new Tokyo location,a competition was held, asking architects to submit design proposals for the building. The only condition was that the building could not be rectangular. More than 150 proposals by approximately 50 architects. The winning proposal was a cocoon-like structure, whose cocoon shape symbolizes a building that nurtures the students inside.It is an educational building after all.
The building's design earned the firm the Emporis.com 2008 Skyscraper of the year award.
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Witmar
 
Witmar October 06, 2016
great shot
ashleysowter
ashleysowter October 11, 2016
Thank you very much Witmar
tanjariedel
 
tanjariedel October 25, 2016
love it
tanjariedel
 
tanjariedel October 25, 2016
love it
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