Seoul Metropolitan City executes a design contest targeting native and foreign experts in order to construct a women and family complex facility, ‘Space Salim’, at Dongjak-gu Daebang-dong 340-3 and three lots near Dongjak-gu Daebang Station (near Daebang Station exit 2 and 3, total area 8,874.8㎡). This contest is held as a part of the Seoul Foundation of Women and Family’s ‘Space Salim formation plan’ that was selected through the presentation competition for redevelopment of U.S. Army base at Daebang-dong in 2014. Through this contest, it is planned to improve the dignity of the public buildings of the Seoul, to promote the development of the architectural service industry, and to utilize the complex facility as a major public building of women and family policy. The district of Dongjak-gu Daebang Station is the place at which the U.S. Army base, ‘Camp Gray’, and the ‘Seoul Women's Shelter’ that accommodates prostituted women, the runaway and demented elderly, and vagrants were located for 55 years before the retrocession at 2007. It is the place where the division, poverty, and women’s tough life are accumulated, and it is able to feel a pain of our modern and contemporary history.
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