The Salvation Army Central Hall, a modern building located in a section of the Deoksugung Stonewall Walkway, has been reborn as the Jeongdong 1928 Art Center and open to the public. The center officially opened on October 4, 2019, enabling visitors to experience a vivid historical cultural heritage not only by admiring the exterior of the building that was built in 1928, but also by enjoying a variety of cultural and artistic performances inside.
As the city of Seoul pursues a historical restoration and revitalization project in Jeong-dong, the Salvation Army took the lead in the local revitalization so that its Central Hall could be reborn as a historical and cultural foothold where citizens can enjoy performances, exhibitions, and a sense of community. Located in 1-23, Jeong-dong, Jung-gu, Jeongdong 1928 Art Center was established through a public-private joint urban restoration and revitalization project. As part of this project, the Salvation Army remodeled and provided the building, while the city of Seoul established an open area in front of the building and connected it to a walkway for historical exploration, improving its utility as an open cultural space.
Jeongdong 1928 Art Center will be operated as a space for culture and rest, equipped with a performance hall, conference room, gallery, and workshop. In association with the Salvation Army Museum of History, the center will offer a variety of programs and spatial value related to modern history and culture.
Jeongdong 1928 Art Center is expected to become a new local attraction that will provide diverse contents by delivering cultural sensibility in its the elegant interior, renovated as an antique culture and art space, which goes well with the modern atmosphere of this historical asset. The space will also be utilized to the maximum extent in various historical revitalization activities, such as the culture revitalization pilot programs of the historical restoration and revitalization project in Jeongdong, and to promote participation in the local consultative group.
Designated as Seoul Monument No. 20 in 2002, the Central Hall of the Salvation Army was built as a Salvation Army Officer Training College in 1928 and used for the missionary work, education, and social voluntary service of the Salvation Army.
|A panoramic view of Jeongdong 1928 Art Center||Performance hall|
|Conference room||Reception hall|
|Rest area/Cultural space||Photo zone|