Dongdaemun Design Plaza
In a busy area of the city where once were located a major baseball stadium and a soccer stadium, now sits an incredible piece of architecture and surrounding park designed by British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid. Readers can find more of her ground breaking designs on line.Construction began, again under considerable criticism and skepticism, in 2009. This structure was to be the keystone of the 2010 World Design Capital celebration.
The official inauguration was on March 21, 2014. The building, an outstanding aesthetic statement in its own right, is destined to showcase Korean and international design in all fields. The opening shows that we visited left no doubts that Koreans have become world-beaters in design. Expect big things in the future.