Seoul to Open Impressive K-Pop Concert Hall in Seongsu-dong
Former Sampyo Ready-Mix Concrete Factory Site Transformed
After nearly a year of vacancy, the site of the former Sampyo ready-mix concrete factory in Seongsu-dong, Seongdong-gu, Seoul is set to be reborn as a state-of-the-art K-pop concert hall. The Seoul Metropolitan Government has announced that it will open on the 5th, accompanied by the creation of a grass plaza and a spacious parking lot.
In August of last year, demolition work commenced at the Sampyo concrete plant in Seongdong-gu, Seoul, clearing the way for this exciting new development.
Impressive Facilities and Capacity
The K-pop concert hall boasts a remarkable 8,500 square meters, equivalent to approximately 2,570 pyeong, can accommodate up to 10,000 seats. In addition, the adjacent lawn plaza, spanning an impressive 4,880 square meters, can welcome an estimated 15,000 attendees. These dimensions rival renowned venues such as the Jamsil Olympic Gymnastics Stadium and the Gocheok Sky Dome in Guro-gu. The city of Seoul aims to create a vibrant K-pop performance space, complementing the nearby Seongsu-dong Cafe Street and Seoul Forest.
Exciting Lineup of Performances
To celebrate its opening, the concert hall has lined up an exceptional array of performances. Kicking off the festivities is a show by the immensely popular male idol group NCT127 on the 6th. Following this, car tuning company ‘Peaches,’ situated in Seongsu-dong, will take the stage from the 7th to the 8th. Other notable acts, including aespa and Jay Park, will also be on display.
Convenient Parking for Visitors
Accompanying the K-pop performance hall is a spacious parking lot catering to visitors of Seoul Forest and Eungbongsan Mountain. The lot, spanning an ample 10,380 square meters, can comfortably accommodate approximately 239 vehicles.
Temporary Venue with Long-Term Plans
It should be noted that the concert hall will function as a temporary venue for K-pop performances over the next two years. Subsequently, the site is slated for transformation into an international business complex. This resembles the temporary green plaza in Songhyeon-dong, Jongno-gu, where plans for the ‘Lee Kun-hee Art Museum’ are underway.
The Seoul Metropolitan Government has initiated an international design competition for the creation of this business complex. By the end of the year, a preferred bidder will be selected, and initial negotiations will commence.
Elevating Seongsu’s Cultural Scene
Director of future space planning at the Seoul Metropolitan Government, Hong Seon-ki, expressed great enthusiasm for the project. He anticipates that the temporary opening of the Sampyo precast concrete site will significantly enhance Seongsu’s cultural landscape, uplifting the quality of life for its citizens. This transformation will forge connections between Seoul Forest, Eungbongsan Mountain, the Han River, and Jungrangcheon Stream.
The K-pop concert hall will be built on the site of the Sampyo ready-mix concrete factory in Seongsu-dong, Seongdong-gu, Seoul. The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced that it will open on the 5th by creating a K-pop concert hall, a grass plaza, and a parking lot on the site that was left vacant for nearly a year after the Sampyo ready-mix concrete factory was demolished. in August last year.
In August last year, demolition work was underway at Sampyo’s ready-mix concrete plant in Seongdong-gu, Seoul. /News 1
The 8,500㎡ (about 2,570 pyeong) K-pop concert hall can hold up to 10,000 seats, and including the lawn plaza (4,880㎡), it can hold about 15,000 people. This is similar in size to Jamsil Olympic Gymnastics Stadium, where K-pop performances are often held, and Gocheok Sky Dome in Guro-gu. The city of Seoul plans to create a new K-pop performance space in connection with the nearby Seongsu-dong Cafe Street and Seoul Forest.
To coincide with the opening, there will be a performance by the male idol group NCT127 on the 6th, and a performance by ‘Peaches’, a car tuning company located in Seongsu-dong, from the 7th to the 8th. aespa, Jay Park, etc. appear on stage.
The parking lot built together with the K-pop performance hall can be used by visitors to Seoul Forest and Eungbongsan Mountain. With an area of 10,380 m2, approximately 239 vehicles can be parked.
The site will be used temporarily as a K-pop performance hall for two years, after which it is planned to build an international business complex. This is the same as the temporary green plaza created on the site of Songhyeon-dong, Jongno-gu, where the ‘Lee Kun-hee Art Museum’ is planned to be built.
Currently, the city of Seoul is holding an international design competition to create an international business complex, and plans to select a preferred bidder within this year and conduct preliminary negotiations.
Hong Seon-ki, director of future space planning at the Seoul Metropolitan Government, said, “We expect that the temporary opening of the Sampyo precast concrete site will become a space that can further enhance Seongsu’s culture and quality of life. citizens by connecting Seoul Forest, Eungbongsan Mountain, Han River, and Jungrangcheon Stream. “
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