Dongdaemun Design Plaza was born on March 21, 2014, after spending about 4 years and 8 months and spending an enormous amount of about 400 billion won on the site of the former Dongdaemun Stadium, which used to be a ballpark and soccer stadium.
Because it is written in English as “Dongdaemun Design Plaza”, it is commonly called “DDP”.
Along with the adjacent Dongdaemun History & Culture Park (동대문역사문화공원), which opened in 2009, it is a new landmark that Seoul is proud of as a tourist attraction where you can experience art and design.
The interior of the building, which draws flowing curves using 45,133 aluminum panels of different forms, is itself a work of art.
In addition, the night that is lit up is further refined by the near-futuristic aspect, and the contrast with the surrounding fashion buildings is fantastic.
The building was designed by Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid, who also worked on the main stadium design for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Oulu Rim Square, directly connected to Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station on Subway Lines 2, 4, and 5, is open 24 hours a day to suit the various commercial facilities in the fashionable town of Dongdaemun. Since the event is held, it is a space that is full of people regardless of day or night.
DDP has four facilities: the Art Hall, where large events can be held, the Museum, which shows Korean design and world trends, Design Design Lab, which is a base for a design business, and the Design Market, where you can enjoy cultural experiences and shopping.
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