SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA, September 18, 2019 — The Nodeulseom Island located under the Hangangdaegyo Bridge between Yongsan and Noryangjin is transformed into a place of music and eco forest where citizens can enjoy numerous cultural activities. The Seoul Metropolitan Government unveiled, September 18, some major spots of the island before it has an official opening ceremony on September 28.
Main facilities in the reborn Nodeulseom Island include the music and culture complex (total ground area of 9,747 square meters) located in the western side of the bridge facing Yongsan. The complex accommodates the “Live House,” a concert hall exclusively for popular music; the “Nodeul Seoga,” a bookstore and lbrary; the “nTABLE,” a restaurant; and the “Shingmuldo,” a plant workshop.
The Live House, the most eye-catching space, is the only pop music concert hall in the Hangang River with a capacity of 456 seats (accommodating 874 people for a standing concert) equipped with rehearsal studios and musical and lighting systems and instruments optimized for concerts. Compared with other concert halls of a similar size, it boasts the largest stage, which makes many different creative stage set-ups possible.
The “Nodeul Seoga,” where citizens can experience various lifestyles about books, fashions, market and cuisine as well as music, features bookcases curated by 15 independent bookstores and publishers for each season, while the nTABLE offers a dining program every month along with well-known chefs or cultural figures. After visiting the complex, citizens can enjoy outdoor picnics or performances on the other side of the bridge at the “Nodeul Madang,” a vast grass plaza of 3,000 square meters, accommodating 1,000 to 3,000 people.
Water taxi will be available from September 28 when the Nodeulseom Island is officially open to the public. Visitors can take a water taxi from Ichon-Naru or Yeouinaru to get to the Nodeulseom Island.
Meanwhile, the Seoul Metropolitan Government is working on the “Baengnyeondari (100-year Bridge)” project which is about adding a bridge for pedestrians to the Hangangdaegyo Bridge so that citizens can walk to the Nodeulseom Island as well.