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Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP)


- DDP selected as one of the "Top 52 Places to Visit in 2015" by the New York Times
- Was the most Instagram tagged location in Korea in the year 2015 
- Was included in the list of the top 5 most popular places according to Korean Facebook users in 2015 
- Was the filming location for the SBS drama "You Who Came from the Stars," the KBS2 drama "Producer," and the MBC drama "She Was Pretty." 

Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) is the newest and most iconic landmark of the Korean design industry. Located at the center of the Dongdaemun area, the DDP will serve as a key venue for design-related shows and conferences, exhibitions, and other events and gatherings. 

Designed by world renowned architect, Zaha Hadid, DDP is the world’s largest atypical architecture. The DDP is comprised of five halls: Art Hall, Museum, Design Lab, Design Market, and Dongdaemun History and Culture Park. The Art Hall is the primary launch pad for the Korean creative industry. The hall is a key venue for conventions, trade shows, exhibitions, fashion shows, concerts and performances. The Museum Hall brings together Korean design and global trends. The Museum Hall is comprised of five sections: Design Playground, Design Dulle-gil(trail), Design Museum, Design Exhibition Hall, and the Design Rest Area. The Design Lab serves as an incubator for rising Korean and international creative product designers. The Design Market is a multipurpose space that combines culture, experiences and shopping. This hall is open 24 hours a day to provide added convenience to visitors of Dongdaemun Market, the town that never sleeps. 

The Dongdaemun History & Culture Park is the newest park in downtown Seoul. The park gives a glimpse of how the area was once used as a military training ground during the Joseon dynasty. The park seamlessly extends onto the rooftop of DDP, making it a truly unique park in Korea.

[Dec. 29, 2015 23:16  Input / Mar. 24, 2015 00:00  Publish]


• Address
04566  281 Euljiro, Jung-gu, Seoul (Euljiro 7-ga)  
• Phone
• Website
View Website
• Hours of Operation
Design Market: open 24 hours
• Fee
Varies according to exhibition
• Other Facilities
Art Hall, Museum, Design Lab, Design Market, and Dongdaemun History and Culture Park

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Address 04566  281 Euljiro, Jung-gu, Seoul (Euljiro 7-ga)  
Subway Line 4 Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Stn. Exits 1, 10
Line 5 Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Stn. Exits 1, 10
Line 2 Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Stn. Exits 1, 10
Directions Details
버스도착정보 안내
버스 번호 도착 정보

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Latest 5 reviews of Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP)

5 2018-05-23 Mayeli H
Aardman (Shawn the sheep) Exhibit
The design plaza is interesting to visit, with many modern sculptures and exhibits. I went to the Aardman exhibit, displaying many canimated creations such as Shawn the Sheep and Walace and Gromit...
4 2018-05-22 ksarman
Nice Spot
What I love It s the design The Main building is so stylish There is a nice garden around with lot of pleasant sitting area All around you ll find department store that open all night long Enjoy
5 2018-05-21 Aqilla A
Sanctuary for designers
I only spent a while here because of time restriction, but if you wait until evening, the food truck will be open for business, and the surrounding will be lit. Inside, there are lots of exhibits and...
5 2018-05-19 Lee M
Night market
It is amazing area for shopping especially at night there is beautiful designs of clothes with good prices
3 2018-05-19 Karen K
A place where it brings out the arty talents hidden inside oneself
A very artistic and modern plaza where local youngsters love to hang around. There are special labs for art students, seminar rooms, auditorium and a library. On certain days, there performance for...