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Location: South Korea

April 23, 2014 /

Dongdaemun Design Plaza
Zaha Hadid Architects
Seoul, South Korea

The so-called 'creative industries' are what almost all major world cities want to be known for and base their future economy on. So, how does a city become a 'design city'? Mayors everywhere in the world are currently pondering this question. Oh Se-Hoon, the former mayor of Seoul, the capital city of South Korea, who preferred landmark construction projects over welfare programs, spent 450 million dollars on a fancy, sleek new building called the Dongdaemun Design Plaza - or DDP for short.

Seoul National University Museum by OMA in Seoul, South Korea. Exterior view, Front. 
Photo: Chuck Choi
November 27, 2006 /

Seoul National University Museum
OMA
Seoul, South Korea

The design for the Seoul National University Museum is driven by the relationship of the campus to the community and serve as a link between them.

Taekwondo Park: Ascending Passages by Weiss/Manfredi  in Muju, South Korea. Rendering aerial view
Photo courtesy Weiss/Manfredi
November 24, 2008 /

Taekwondo Park: Ascending Passages
Weiss/Manfredi
Muju, South Korea

Taekwondo Park will establish a dynamic gateway to the physical and philosophical world of Taekwondo, a Korean martial art and the national sport of South Korea, and become an athletic and cultural destination for 70 million practitioners from around the world.

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