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Dongdaemun Design Plaza welcomes 4 million visitors since its opening in March

Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP), Seoul has now welcomed four million visitors since it opened on 21 March 2014 by hosting Seoul Fashion Week.

DDP combines a variety of new civic spaces for the city including Art & Exhibition Halls, Conference Hall, Design Museum, Design Labs & Academy.

The DDP design integrates the park and plaza in a continuous, architectural landscape that revolves around the ancient city wall and cultural artefacts discovered during archaeological excavations preceding DDP’s construction. These historic features form the central element of DDP’s composition; linking the park, plaza and city together. Voids in the park’s surface give visitors glimpses into the innovative world of design below, making the DDP an important link between the city’s contemporary culture, emerging nature and history.

‘The Treasures of Kansong’ which includes the historic Hunminjeongeum Haerye and ‘A World of Furniture’ showcasing 1,869 designs by 112 designers from 30 nations are among the current exhibitions at DDP.

Dongdaemun Design Plaza website

CNN ‘One Square Meter’featuring DDP