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arcspace features are about today's most creative projects as well as the most influential of the past. We work closely with architects around the world to keep our readers informed and updated.

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.

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.

September 24, 2012 /

Busan Cinema Center
Coop Himmelb(l)au
Busan, South Korea

The design for the Busan Cinema Center provides a new intersection between public space, cultural programs, entertainment, technology and architecture.

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