Made out of 200+ shipping containers, Common Ground has gone viral of its unique designs and various entertainments found inside the blue containers. It does not only feature Instagram-worthy spaces for people who like to take photos, also it offers shopping experience, lifestyle trends, fancy restaurants and cafes, and more.
About Common Ground
The strategic location of Common Ground, near Konkuk University, the center of youngsters’ “hot place” has further increased its fame and flock-in of visitors every day.
For your information, the construction time of Common Ground was only 5 months despite its size. This is due to the prefab method used to construct the buildings.
How to get to Common Ground?
The easiest way to go there is by getting off at Konkuk University Subway Station line 2. Then, walk a few minutes from exit 6 and you will see stacked blue containers lining on your side.
Common Ground offers square market for shopping experience, outdoor space for taking #ootd and Instagram-worthy photos and good-atmosphere terrace restaurants!
This unique and huge building will definite draw attention of any passers-by. Furthermore, there was an open space to naturally connect to the visitor flow to invite people more easily.
One special point about Common Ground. If you are wanting to find some mainstream brands in the shopping market here, I’m sorry, you may have to reroute. As it is a creative retail initiative specially for the quirky, young designer brands, which somehow creating a “hipster” atmosphere there!
Sometimes, if you are lucky, you will get to see some food trucks at the central market and performances hosted at Play Ground. Here is the terrace at the 3rd floor where you could look at the whole space from bird-eye view.
I have been there last year and I visited there again this year. To my surprise, there were some creative paintings added which make the space more colourful and lively.
Is Common Ground worth a visit?
If you want to get a peek into South Korean University life, or if you wish to have a shopping experience inside some containers, this might be your best choice.
Also, if you are visiting Common Ground, don’t forget to also take a walk around the Konkuk streets. It is always “happening” and worth a visit. You can get Chinese food like lamb skewers and Malatang there for very cheap prices. Different from the Ground, the clothes shops at Konkuk streets are very relatively cheap and good.
Hope you enjoy reading this and hope it gives you more information about Common Ground:)