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Main objective and construction of Incheon Art Platform

Incheon Art Platform is located in Haean-dong in the Jung-gu district of the city. It is an area rich in history dating back to the 1883 open port era. The buildings in the area were erected during the 1930s-40s, and have been carefully maintained to now serve as important cultural assets. The area is recognized for its historic and architectural value thanks to the robust and well preserved buildings-partly due to their modern and structurally advanced construction. Incheon Art Platform consists of 13 building from the 1930s and 1940s which have been renovated into creative art and design studios; a reference/archival resources center, and education and performance halls. IAP has been created through the combined efforts of the city’s resolution and its citizens’ desire to maximize Incheon’s historic and geographic characteristics, and in turn enhance cultural activity. The historic district will later be expanded into a ‘street museum’ with IAP at its center. This expansion project will re-interpret the area’s history in a symbiotic relationship between the present and the past.

- Location: Haean-dong, Jung-gu, Incheon, Korea

- Scale: 2 complexes, 12 x5 story buildings - 1 story basements and 4 above ground

- Ground area: 8,450.3 / Gross area: 5,593.43