“Replacing Oil With Culture!”
The Oil Depot Base with restricted access for the past 40 years has been transformed into an environment-friendly cultural facility. Enjoy performances and exhibitions at the Oil Tank Culture Park 10 times the size of Seoul Plaza.
Following the first oil crisis in 1973, the Seoul Metropolitan Government built an oil depot base to prepare for future oil crises and quell public anxiety. Due to its hosting of the 2002 World Cup, however, the oil depot base was classified as a dangerous facility. In December 2000, the facility was shut down. Now, the old oil depot base has been remodeled into an environment-friendly cultural multiplex that retains the unique spatial qualities of an oil tank while offering cultural experiences to visitors.