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Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP)

About

- 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]

Details

• Address
04566  281 Euljiro, Jung-gu, Seoul (Euljiro 7-ga)  
• Phone
+82-2-2153-0000
• Website
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• 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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Transportation
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
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TripAdvisor Reviews

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Traveler Rating4.0

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Latest 5 reviews of Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP)

5 2018-09-18 Peter G
Peter G
Sculptures were fascinating and architecture amazing, definitely worth a walk around and spend some time relaxing with a coffee
4 2018-09-17 Anders H
Interesting building
The Design Plaza is an interesting building and if you are in the neigbourhood you should drop by. Wheter it's worth a major detour depend on what's on display.
3 2018-09-16 maila_ani
Beautiful to look at from afar
It is better to view this from a distance so you can appreciate the whole architecture. But once inside, there is not much to do.
5 2018-09-13 DMTH
Extraordinary
It is a very interesting building, especially for someone who loves to take architecture pictures ! There is a small russian district nearby.
4 2018-09-13 lpincher94
Pleasantly surprised
I'm not much into artworks but my sister really wanted to go so we headed over. From the outside it is stunning, with a couple of lovely statues, and inside is pretty cool too - though not as much to...