Dongdaemun Design Plaza, or DDP, is a major urban landmark in Seoul. Designed by the world renown Zaha Hadid, DDP has a distinctively neofuturistic architectural style, characterized by sweeping, curving forms of elongated structures.
Dubbed the “largest three-dimensional atypical structure in the world”, this aluminium and concrete icon comprises galleries, event spaces, design shops and manicured lawns that rise to the roof. The attached Dongdaemun History & Culture Park includes museums that highlight past uses of the Dongdaemun area, including a military camp in the 16th century.
Photography enthusiasts will find endless inspiration in and around this landmark, including the LED Rose Garden. This is a permanent exhibition of more than 25,000 “rose lights” that illuminate automatically every day as the sun sets – definitely one for the ‘Gram.
The Dongdaemun Design Plaza is located just 3 minutes from the hotel by car at Sindang 1(il)-dong, Seoul, South Korea, which makes it easily accessible for you.