Dream, Design, Play.

 

This summer I got to visit Seoul, South Korea. While there, I visited Dongdaemun Design Plaza, the largest irregular 3D building in the world, built by architect Zaha Hadid. It really is a massive space and I was amazed by the use of space. In the day, the place is bright and filled with people. At night, the place is still bright and filled with people because of the random lights that flicker on the exterior of the building. The plaza is connected to the subway station underground for easy access, but this also makes it a hub of connections and transportation. There are solid slabs of concrete that base the whole building as walkways and walls, creating a smooth effect, reflecting the smooth exterior. They even have LED light roses in one area outside. The plaza combines indoor and outdoor spaces to create a place where people can come together, hangout, and take a break from the lively Dongdaemun area. They also use this plaza for Seoul Fashion Week and various conventions.

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