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Sunday, 1 March 2015

I HAVE A DREAM.( IT IS CALLED DONGDAEMUN)...


Picture above from http://www.zaha-hadid.com/architecture/dongdaemun-design-park-plaza/

Design identity: Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Seoul, South Korea. Architect: Zaha Hadid. Project duration: 2007-2013. Client: Seoul Metropolitan Government.

Purpose: "...Vision “Communication of Design·Creation Industry”
DDP will become to be multiplex cultural space communicating design·creation industry by exchanging and cooperating with citizens, world's citizens and experts.
Mission “Design making and enjoying with citizens” - Design with People
DDP has been made together into communication center of creation industry, study center of future talented people and open space for working by pursuing new thought, various talents and more advanced life....."

(source: http://www.seouldesign.or.kr/eng/plaza/summary.jsp)

When you see projects like this, days like these, you end up dreaming of different possibilities. Also, as it is inevitable, you end up making comparisons. Like all normal human beings, design-savvy or not, you can simply distinguish the difference between the great, the adequate and the mediocre. Have a lovely month and a blissful spring start-up...;-)))

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Piraeus Port Authority Central Building, by architects Giannis Liapis and Ilias Skroubelos, born in 1922 and 1942 respectively,  http://www.olp.gr/el/the-port-of-piraeus/image-gallery. Nice picture but...yet an uncontemporary building? 

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