SEOUL PHOTO JOURNAL: DONGDAEMUN DESIGN PLAZA

"WOAH."
My Architect friend Paolo said in awe as he basked in the glorious presence of the beauty before us.

For any Architect, Interior Designer or any design enthusiast, there's always this unexplainable feeling when you step foot on an iconic structure. I have been seeing the DDP plaza on Architecture and Design blogs for the past year and I have always wanted to see the Zaha Hadid piece face to face. Being with Architects on this trip was indeed the BEST decision because they understood the feeling of being in awe and being appreciative of the art standing in front of us.
Dubbed as having a neofuturistic design approach, the Dongdaemun Design Plaza stands at the heart of the fashion district of Dongdaemun with a sumptuous 83,000 sq. meter footprint. Designed by Iraqi-British Architect Zaha Hadid, the DDP has become a hub for local and international Designers to showcase their products for the public to patronize and enjoy.



My buddies in Seoul (from L-R): Kath, Sab, and Pao
 One should not miss the DDP at night. It is the perfect time to appreciate the finishes and textures of the structure.



The much photographed stairwell is indeed gorgeous and sleek.
Ended my DDP visit by capturing a photo of this family who had a date at the museum as well. This is what I would like to call: good parenting. Start your kids young when it comes to art and design appreciation and help them find themselves with it!

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