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Dongdaemun Design Plaza & Park
Dongdaemun Design Plaza is architect Zaha Hadid's sleek concept dubbed the ‘Metonymic Landscape'. The building, a curvaceous concrete structure with a silvery facade partly coated with lawns that rise up on to its roof, is a showcase for Korean and international design. It comprises multiple undulating levels of galleries, exhibition spaces, design shops and event halls. The attached Dongdaemun History & Culture Park includes museums that highlight past uses of this area, such as a 16th-century military camp.