Located in the heart of the Shinjuku West business district the tower houses three schools: Tokyo Mode Gakuen (fashion college), HAL Tokyo (IT college) and Shuto Ikō (medical college).
Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower is 50 Stories tall (204 meters ~ 669 feet). The design was chosen after an extensive open bidding process. A total of 150 proposals by more than 50 architects were judged. The winning design concept (Tange Associates) was a "cocoon that nurtures the students within".