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  • Seoul hailed by foreign media for 2nd time

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    Seoul was chosen as one of the candidates for Best City of the Wallpaper Design Awards 2010 by a British magazine, Wallpaper.

    Seoul is drawing international attention in 2010. After Seoul was ranked third in a list of ‘The 31 Places to Go in 2010’ by the New York Times on Jan. 10, the city was again in the spotlight in a British magazine.

    Wallpaper, one of the influential design-related magazines in Britain, picked Seoul on January 12, as one of five candidate cities for Best City of the Wallpaper Design Awards 2010.

    Attention focused on architectural projects and events that have created a wave of new design in Seoul.

    Other candidates for Best City included New York, Berlin, Rotterdam and Istanbul. The magazine picked Seoul as one of the candidates because the city plans to host a number of events in the wake of Seoul’s designation as the 2010 World Design Capital. Also, Seoul gained attention because of its architectural projects, including Dongdaemun Design Plaza and Dongdaemun History & Culture Park.

    With Seoul selected as one of the candidates for Best City of the Wallpaper Design Awards 2010, the city has a chance to herald its changing, beautiful landscape through video clips and photos at the magazine’s Web site.