Design Industry

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Investment in Environment and Support Policies
Successful hosting of the 2019 Gwangju Design Biennale
  • Creating an image as a design stronghold in the southwestern part of Korea and hosting an international design exhibition to further foster local design industries
  • Objectives: Securing Gwangju's external status, promoting national brand image, providing driving force for local industry development, and presenting vision for future design by hosting the Design Biennale
  • Dates: 2019. 9. 6. ~ 10. 21. (46 days proposed)
  • Venues: Gwangju Biennale Hall, Asia Culture Center, and other areas in Gwangju and Jeollanam-do
  • Host/Organizer: Gwangju Metropolitan City / Gwangju Design Center (Foundation)
  • Events
    - Exhibitions: Thematic Exhibition, Asia Exhibition, Special Exhibition
    - Business events: Business Lounge, Venture Mining Festival, Fairs
    - Academic events, symposiums, design spots, etc.
  • Project expense: 4.5 million U.S. dollars (national expenses: 1.3 million U.S. dollars, municipal expenses: 2.3 million U.S. dollars, private investments: 0.9 million U.S. dollars)
Supporting Infrastructure
Establishment of Gwangju Design Center
  • Size / project expenses: 33,000 m2, gross floor area of 17,354 m2 (consisting of first basement floor and seven floors) / 50 million U.S. dollars
  • Functions: playing a role as an integrated design business support center through supporting design technology development, utilization of common equipment, training personnel, providing information and start-up incubation
Establishing specialized equipment systems to connect design with local industries
  • Common equipment (design and print), producing prototypes, studio equipment, establishing an experience hall, etc.
Participating in national environmental design improvement projects
  • Laying the foundation to create new value by converging technology and design

Division in Charge : Strategic Industry Headquarters Future-Oriented Industry Policy Division

Contact : +82-62-613-3822