Dongdaemun Design Plaza

Tel: (82) 221-530-000

Address: 281 Eulji-ro, Euljiro 7(chil)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, the Republic of Korea

Since its opening in 2014, the Dongdaemun Design Plaza has quickly become a landmark and icon of Seoul, a recently emerged international fashion hub. 


The plaza was designed by famous Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid. It features a smooth and amorphous design which is made up of 45,000 aluminium panels. It looks like a huge spaceship when seen from a distance. 


There is not a single pillar inside the plaza, which houses a number of galleries, exhibition halls, design studios and creative markets. The plaza, therefore, can be regarded as Seoul’s creativity centre.


Dongdaemun History & Culture Park nearby is also a must-visit place in the area. The park includes Seoul Fortress Wall and the Yigansumun Watergate. There also lays the Dongdaemun History Museum, which displays over 1000 artifacts from the period of Japanese occupation, including Joseon white porcelain and Buncheong celadon wares.