The National Historic Site No. 284 building, built in 1925 and used as Seoul Station until 2004. In August 2011, the building was restored to its original form and became the “Cultural Station Seoul 284,” where various cultural activities are performed inside.
It is a Renaissance style with 2 floors above ground and 1 floor below ground, featuring red brick walls and a dome-shaped roof.
The former luxury guest room, the spacious dining room and the old-fashioned waiting room are highlights, and there are also exhibitions of architectural materials from the time.
From April 2012, the former Seoul Station has been reborn as an art and cultural exchange facility for citizens. It is not only a building of Korean historic sites, but also a complex cultural space that connects the past, present and future, and citizens and art. We have various programs such as performances, lectures, and research.
The building is imposing, adjacent to the current Korean Railway Corporation (KORAIL) railway and the north side of Seoul Station on Subway Lines 1 and 4. Signs such as “Seoul Station” that were once posted have been removed.
About 7,000 square meters of the first and second floors of the total floor area of about 9,000 square meters are open to the public. Part of the second floor and the basement are used for offices and are closed. Photography of some of the artworks on display is prohibited.
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