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  • Seoul City Opens Innovative Youth Zone in Gangnam

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    Youth Zone Gangnam, an innovative space for the youth consisting of two floors and built by Seoul on a gross area of 300.9 ㎡ in Gaepo Digital Innovation Park, will officially open on August 8, 2019. It is the seventh Youth Zone established in Seoul and the first of its kind in the southeastern part of the city.

    Youth Zone is a space for the youth, established to guarantee their activities in accordance with Article 19 of Seoul Metropolitan Government Framework Ordinance on Youth Job. The Korean name of the space “Youth Zone” (Zero Gravity Zone) conveys the meaning that it supports the activities of the youth free from the pressure imposed by society. The establishment of Youth Zone Gangnam is following the foundation of those in ▴ G Valley, ▴ Daebang-dong, ▴ Yangcheon, ▴ Dobong, ▴ Seongbuk, and ▴ Seodaemun, in that order.

    Seoul has plans to design and offer programs for the youth that are associated with the neighboring institutions as Youth Zone Gangnam is located in Gaepo Digital Innovation Park, the foothold of the Fourth Industrial Revolution where a diverse array of agents in the field of IT, including developers, start-ups, and young entrepreneurs, perform activities. The location was also chosen for the nearby variety of facilities that support start-ups, such as Gangnam Youth Entrepreneurship Support Center, Google Campus, and D.Camp.

    Youth Zone Gangnam is comprised of ▴ the Common Space (main hall) to hold conferences, forums, study meetings, or networking parties, ▴ the Seminar Room (meeting room) to hold small-scale seminars and meetings, ▴ the Shared Kitchen for cooking, ▴ the Recording Studio for solo creators who create podcasts or produce recordings, ▴ the Rest Area to provide users with a relaxing time lying on beanbags and reading books from the shared bookshelves, and more.

    Seoul City Opens Innovative Youth Zone in Gangnam
    Name Photo Detail
    Common Space
    (main hall)
    Common Space(main hall) For events like conferences and forums, individuals can do their work or study here when the space is not booked
    Seminar Room
    (meeting room)
    Seminar Room(meeting room) For small-scale seminars and meetings
    Shared Kitchen Shared Kitchen For cooking food, used for vitalizing the networking between young individuals and for relaxation
    Recording Studio Recording Studio A space for solo creators

    Youth Zone Gangnam is open from 10 a.m. to 8 a.m. on Mondays to Fridays, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. It is closed on Sundays and national holidays. For inquiries on participation in its programs and for rental, call Youth Zone Gangnam at +82-2-6205-0482.

    Address: Inside of Gaepo Digital Innovation Park, 416, Gaepo-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
    By public transportation: Walk out of Exit 8 of Gaepodong Station (Bundang Line)