the seoul metropolitan government announces a call for entry as below for the design competition aimed to construct a new seoul animation center.
the master plan of ‘animation town’ and ‘yejang jarak'
animation town is a project with a goal of connecting the industries of resourceful content production ranging
from animations, webtoons to characters with other industries, structuring a cluster of imagination industry
which aims to vitalise and develop 'seoul's imagination industry,' and support such public services
since february of 2015, the city of seoul has put large efforts in leading the namsan area around the seoul
animation center, the cartoon museum 'jaemirang [opened in december 2013],' and cartoon street
'jaemiro,' into a cultural space of urban content applied with comics, animations and characters. the
animation center is highly expected to function as the core anchor facility of animation town, which is
scheduled to open with strong ties and cooperation with new facilities planned to line up in ‘yejang jarak',
along with intimate connection with ‘jaemirang’ and ‘jaemiro'.
animation town will link to the networked walk from and to the seoul station overpass -> namdaemun ->
Competition website: http://project.seoul.go.kr