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
Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Seoul, Korea

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