Dongdaemun Design Park & Plaza by Zaha Hadid

dongdaemun design parkimage courtesy of Seoul Design Foundation

Dongdaemun Design Park & Plaza by Zaha Hadid

Seoul’s “Dongdaemun Design Park & Plaza” (DDP) is set to open its doors to the public seven years after Zaha Hadid floated initial plans for the project.

dongdaemun design parkimage courtesy of Seoul Design Foundation

The scheme, developed by the Seoul metropolitan government, introduces the latest and most innovative design trends, establishing a lively cultural hub of public congregation.

dongdaemun design parkimage courtesy of Seoul Design Foundation

Comprising five zones – an art hall, museum, design lab, design market and Dongdaemun history and culture park – the scheme caters to the city’s population, but also reaches out to the global community.

dongdaemun design parkimage courtesy of Seoul Design Foundation

Hosting a variety of high-profile events and programs, there are 60 unique hotspots each featuring a story of creativity based on the lifecycle of the Dongdaemun area, which stays awake 24 hours a day.

dongdaemun design parkimage courtesy of Seoul Design Foundation

The park will open on March 21st, 2014.

more. www.ddp.or.kr/intro/eng.asp

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