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Dongdaemun Design Plaza

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Dongdaemun Design Plaza or DDP is a 62,692 m² landmark located in Dongdaemun, Seoul. It is the world’s largest three-dimensional amorphous architectural structure. The DDP was designed by Iraqi-born, Britain based and world-renowned architect Zaha Hadid. The building design resembles a flowing water. The DDP serves as a key institution to promote South Korea’s culture and art. It is the venue for exhibitions, fashion shows, conferences, concerts and other special events. Seoul Fashion Week is being held here every year.

 

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This place is massive!

 

dongdaemun design plaza
Sleek and fluid like shape is a feature of metonymic landscape, which is the concept of architecture used by Zaha Hadid

 

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dongdaemun design plaza

 

dongdaemun design plaza

 

dongdaemun design plaza
Intergalactic tunnel

 

This enormous building is an archetype of ultra modern architecture. The curved and elongated design which makes it look like an alien spaceship. Aside from the building, there are a few attractions in the site. The time I went there, the open area named Grass Hill was filled with 20,000 LED flowers. Amazing! They have exhibitions in the art hall and design shops as well selling different kinds of unique items from clothes, toys, bags, home decors and items.

 

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20000 LED flowers. Crazy!

 

dongdaemun design plaza
Surreal

 

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Even if it’s raining…

 

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dongdaemun design plaza
All flowers are glowing. I saw no broken bulb/flower

 

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If only it’s real

 

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The DDP is compromised of five halls: Art Hall, Museum, Design Lab, Design Market, and Dongdaemun History and Culture Park. I was just able to explore the Design Lab. It was closing time when I went there but I was able to go inside.There was an exhibit that time from independent artists. They  sell some of their products but unfortunately they were packing when I came. I was able to take pictures though with less people in the background. 

 

 

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huge

 

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No one’s left

 

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dongdaemun design plaza
Awesome wreath-like chandelier with paper doves.

 

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Different gadgets and accessories.

 

dongdaemun design plaza

 

dongdaemun design plaza

 

How to get to DDP:

 

Location:

  • 281, Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul

Subway:

  • Line 2, 4, and 5 Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station, Exits 1, 10

 

dongdaemun design plaza