Written and Photographed by Travel Writer Mun Cheol-jin
Design to Live by”Hyundai Motorstudio Busan,” the first of its kind opened outside the Metropolitan Area, was planned to allow people to experience design-related contents that had been concentrated in Seoul, Incheon, and Gyeonggi region. The studio goes by the main theme of “Design to Live by” as it focuses on the power of design that reflects the desires of humankind and enriches life. Although being named a “motorstudio,” it does not display any mass-produced cars. Instead, it hosts design-based exhibits and showcases concept cars and art collaboration vehicles that reveal the future vision of Hyundai Motor Company.
Hyundai Motorstudio BusanThe building, which consists of 4 floors, has a long, rectangular shape. On the first floor, an LED creative wall welcomes visitors first. This is where visitors can encounter digital media works at any time of the year, and presently, the works of “Universal Everything,” a British digital art group, are on display.
F1963Once you have thoroughly enjoyed Hyundai Motorstudio Busan, come down to the first floor and take a tour of F1963. As you walk down the stairs from the second floor, a gardening studio called “Hwasumok” awaits you with its flowers and trees. Many different activities and classes under the theme of plants take place here. “Dalbit Garden” is located in front of Hwasumok. It is a gorgeous space where a variety of trees and plants display beautiful scenes throughout the year, which is why it is a popular destination for photographers. The red brick house on one side of the garden is the “glass greenhouse,” a place that offers the opportunity for reading and meditation under cozy sunlight.
Kiswire Museum and Mangmidan-gil StreetThere are many things to see around Hyundai Motorstudio Busan as well. “Kiswire Museum,” located right behind F1963, offers a look at the history of Kiswire and the wire industry as a whole. As the museum of a wire manufacturer, it is designed in a way that the building is supported and maintained only by wires so you would feel as if you are looking at an artwork rather than a piece of construction. From the rooftop, which is decorated as a grass hill, Centum City spreads refreshingly before your feet.
Address20, Gurak-ro 123beon-gil, Suyeong-gu, Busan
Closing DatesClosed on the 1st Monday of every month, January 1st, day of and day after Lunar New Year’s Day and Chuseok
Service FeesExhibition free of charge (Restaurant, cafe and goods shop: Costs incurred for use)
Traffic InformationExit No. 1 of Mangmi Station on Subway Line No. 3 → Transfer to Bus No. 54 at Suyeong Apt. Bus Stop
RemarksDisabled parking; elevator available; wheelchair accessible