zaha hadid: dongdaemun design plaza & park
 
zaha hadid: dongdaemun design plaza & park zaha hadid: dongdaemun design plaza & park
dec 22, 2009

zaha hadid: dongdaemun design plaza & park

zaha hadid: dongdaemun design plaza & park image © designboom

 

 

back in 2007 it was announced that zaha hadid would redesign a central area of seoul ‘the design plaza and park’ for the world design capital 2010on a recent trip to seoul, designboom had the chance to see the progress of the dongdaemun history and culture park. the DDP (dongdaemun design plaza) team gave us a tour of the construction site as well as a walk through the current exhibition. initially construction was planned to be complete in march 2010, however the park is now due to open in 2011. 

 

the plan consists of 6 areas: 1 – dongdaemun design plaza 2 – restored castle wall (seoul seonggwak) 3 – event hall & cafe 4 – dongdaemun stadium memorial 5 – dongdaemun history museum 6 – design gallery the park spans an area of approximately 85 400m2

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top view of dongdaemun history and culture park image © designboom

model of dongdaemun design plaza image © designboom

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images of the former site image © designboom

images of the former site – dongdaemun stadium image © designboom

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the first of two buildings completed of the park is the event hall.

the event hall image © designboom

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inside view of the event hall image © designboom

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the stadium memorial leads visitors through the history of the dongdaemun stadium image © designboom

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the textured surface surrounding the stadium memorial image © designboom

pedestrians have a chance to see what the plaza will look like image © designboom

… and can watch the construction work progress through windows shaped like the dongdaemun design plaza image © designboom

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