Sewoon Plaza, which recently drew attention of both newfound interest and nostalgia as a filming location of the TV drama Vincenzo, enjoyed its golden age in the 1970s–80s as a specialty mall for electronic devices. Built in 1968 as Korea’s first residential-commercial high-rise, Sewoon Plaza occupied the first four floors while the rest of the floors served as space for residential units. It was the symbol of Korea’s technological revolution in the 1970s, and digital revolution in the late 1980s with computers and various software products sold here.
In the 1990s, Sewoon Arcade encountered a recession and was partially demolished. However, it was reborn into “Makercity Sewoon” in September 2017 through the “re:Sewoon Project,” an urban regeneration project of the Seoul Metropolitan Government. Now, three years have passed since its reopening, and many companies operated by young entrepreneurs have moved into the arcade. The place is filled with vitality as many people in their 20s and 30s visit various cafes, galleries and workshops located following the walking deck. When you go up to the rooftop, you can enjoy a panoramic view of downtown Seoul, including Jongmyo Shrine across the road.
How about visiting Sewoon Plaza this weekend and enjoying nostalgic experiences at this Millennial-friendly spot?
Address: 159, Cheonggyecheon-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul