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Dongdaemun Design Plaza celebrates 25 million visitors

Host of the 2017 Hera Seoul Fashion Week, Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) has welcomed 25 million visitors to its exhibitions and events since opening in 2014.

DDP’s design revolves around the ancient city wall and the historical artefacts discovered during its construction, establishing an engaging cultural centre and a new public park in the middle of the city with a direct connection to its ancient past.

The first public project in Korea to employ 3D digital construction management and administration, DDP continues to innovate with a wide variety of exhibitions and events, creating new synergies with neighbouring communities as well as with artists and designers from around the world.

Listed by the New York Times as one of its ‘Places To Go’, DDP’s popular exhibitions and events have included: ‘Fornasetti Practical Madness’ examining the artist’s role and presenting a new reading of his work in the context of the critical and theoretical debate on ornament as a structural element of design, and the Seoul Architecture Festival.

DDP has also hosted ‘Design 36.5’ exploring social diversity and discrimination through the many design innovations and biomedical solutions that have helped overcome human limitations; ‘Kansong Mun Hwa’, an exhibition of exquisite landscape paintings from the Kansong Art Museum’s prized collection of traditional Korean art; the Culture Chanel ‘Sense of Places’ exhibition and ‘Esprit Dior’, allowing visitors to discover the virtuosity of Parisian icons.

(Above image ©Virgile Simon Bertrand)


DDP Video

Chanel at DDP

‘From Paris to Seoul’ (video): The making of the Chanel Cruise Collection at DDP

Chanel 2015/2016 Cruise Collection

Hera Seoul Fashion Week

CNN ‘One Square Meter’ at DDP

Esprit Dior