Seoul is a city very dear to me. I came here in 2016 for 6 months as an exchange student and I fell in love with the culture, food and especially with the architecture. Seoul is a city where you can see ancient and modern architecture. Have you ever visited Gyeongbukgong Palace, from one side you can see the ancient palace and hanok and if you turn and see the other side of the main gate you see those tall modern buildings. To be honest, I was very fascinated by the beauty that this city offer.
Today however, I would like to introduce you some modern architecture in Seoul.
Ewha Womans University- ECC
The reason why I mentioned Ewha Womans University first is because it is where I did my exchange semester. To be honest besides the good exchange program that the university offers. Their campus is one of the prettiest campuses I have seen in Seoul or in Korea in general. I remember when I arrived to Seoul in 2016 and I visited this university campus, I was so fascinated and took many pictures. The beautiful and rather hidden main building of this woman’s university is uniquely and rather appropriately vulvic in nature. You should absolutely visit ECC when you come to Korea.
Dongdaemun Design Plaza
Another modern architecture building that many people find vary fascinating is Dongdaemun Design Plaza or DDP. DDP was designed by a female foreign architect called Zaha Hadid. Zaha Hadid is the first and one of only two women to have won the Pritzker Prize.The Dongdaemun Design Plaza (often shortened to DDP) is a cultural and exhibition center – focused on design, technology, and art – whose construction has changed an entire city block in the Dongdaemun commercial district of Seoul.
Seoul’s Floating Island
Another place that I personally find amazingly beautiful is Seoul’s Floating Islands. The first time I discovered this place I was crossing Hangang River by bus and I was surprised by how beautiful this place looks especially at night with all the cute lightings. The Floating Islands are former Seoul Mayor Oh Sae-hoon’s baby. There are three separate man-made floating islands: “Vista” contains a performance hall and a moonlight trail.“Viva,” meaning “cheers,” is purported to be the entertainment island and has a variety of culture experience facilities. And finally “Terra,” despite its name, is the island meant for water leisure.