The new Dongdaemun Design Plaza Cultural Complex designed by Zaha Hadid Architects is located in bustling 24-hour shopping district in Seoul, capital city of South Korea, was recently inaugurated.
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The 38,000 square-metre cultural complex with the extraordinary twinkling facade, made up of 45,000 aluminium panels of varying sizes and curvatures, was just opened to the public.
The purpose of the building is to provide the city with a hub for art, design and technology in addition to a landscaped park that serves as a much-needed green oasis and a public plaza linking the two.
Zaha Hadid Architects explained in a statement “The design integrates the park and plaza seamlessly as one, blurring the boundary between architecture and nature in a continuous, fluid landscape,”