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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.

Ewha Woman’s University by Dominique Perrault in Seoul, South Korea. Exterior view. 
Photo © Andre Morin
January 04, 2000 /

Ewha Woman’s University
Dominique Perrault
Seoul, South Korea

The complexity of the site, through its relationship to the greater campus and the city of Shinchon, demanded a "larger than site" response, an urban response, a global landscaped solution, weaving together the tissue of the EWHA campus with that of the city.

November 25, 2013 /

ARC River Culture Pavilion
Asymptote Architecture
Daegu, South Korea

The ARC River Culture Pavilion, designed by New York-based stalwarts of experimental, multi-disciplinary design, Asymptote Architecture, dazzles visitors not just with its curious form but also with an abundance of cutting edge multimedia technologies.

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