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Seoul to build a sophisticated opera house
Apr 06, 2005
In an effort to transform Seoul into a culturally abundant city, the Seoul Metropolitan Government will build a high-tech opera house on Nodeulseom, an artificial island in the Hangang(River).
While visiting several cultural facilities, including the Copenhagen Opera House in Denmark on April 1, Seoul Mayor Lee Myung-Bak who was on the official tour to Europe said, "The scale of an opera house and its technologies reflect how much a country's culture has developed. Seoul will also see a landmark opera house in the near future."
The city government is planning to build an art and cultural center on the 30-acre oval isle by 2009. The center is expected to feature an opera-only theater, a concert hall, an outdoor performance stage, and other convenient facilities.
Seoul City will hold an international design competition this year following thorough reviews of the plan. The construction is expected to start in early 2006.