Jun Michael Park writes on the Dongdaemun Design Plaza, a major urban development landmark in Seoul.

The silver edifice with sleek curvature boasts of being the world’s largest atypical building. But one could not be blamed for thinking a UFO landed in Seoul.

21 March 2015 marks the one-year anniversary of the opening of the Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP), a behemoth conceived by celebrated British architect Zaha Hadid. It took seven years of design and construction for the DDP to come alive.

Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Seoul, Korea

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