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Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP)

Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP)0 : Exterior view of entire Dongdaemun Design Plaza and “I SEOUL U” sculpture
Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP)1 : Exterior view of entire Dongdaemun Design Plaza and entryway where one can see human-shaped sculpture
Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP)2 : facilities where indoor floor is covered with grass
Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP)3 : A space with media art that covers the walls with wave of pictures or videos
Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP)4 : The view of the entryway contrasting the unstructured building with the nearby square building
Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP)5 : A mannequin sitting on a chair inside the builing

Basic Information


Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) is the world's largest three-dimensional atypical building designed by famous architect Zaha Hadid. The sleek and irregular appearance expresses the landscape surrounding the rampart of Seoul. Due to its unique appearance, it also emerged as a landmark in Seoul as soon as it opened in 2014. It is built on the site of the former Dongdaemun Stadium, which has a history of more than 90 years. 



It is a cultural complex managed by the Seoul Design Foundation, gives a view of the present design trends to match the symbolism of the building. The interior space of DDP has diverse areas according to the objective and target of the event. So various cultural and artistic events, such as major fashion shows, design exhibitions, and forums are held in there. There are facilities utilized to develop creative content. 'DDP museum' is the only public design museum in Korea. Various exhibitions and lectures will be held at 'D-Forest'. In the 'Design Showroom', visitors can experience the universal design site. DDP is also a shopping and relaxation attraction for Seoul citizens and tourists as a design park such as relaxation, green space and culture.



The entryway is broad, has no steps, and is gently inclines. The main entrance has no steps, is flat, and there is tactile paving for persons with visual impairment. So anyone, including wheelchair users, can conveniently enter and exit. There are Korean braille maps and Korean braille information boards at the information desk. There arealso elevators inside the building. The female and male accessible restroom for persons with disabilities is separated from the public restroom and there are Korean braille bell inside the restroom. There are parking facilities for persons with disabilities at the ground floor. Also, Diaper changing station and a microwave are in the nursing room at the first floor. In addition, there are diaper changing stations in the public restroom too. 

Public Transportation

281, Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul (Euljiro 7(chil)-ga)
Exit 1 of subway lines 2, 4, and 5 Dongdaemun History & Culture Park station