Seoul Square [서울스퀘어]

Misaeng (2014)

This was the office setting for Misaeng/Misaeng: Incomplete Life (미생) (tvN, 2014), where a number of floors in the building were used for filming the show, like the garden and the rooftop. Most notably, the entrance of the building was where protagonist Jang Geu-rae (Im Si-wan) used to collect his thoughts, and where he’d also slipped a written reminder for himself between the slots of one of the columns.


Infinity Challenge’s (무한도전) Muhan Company (무한상사, 2016) was apparently also filmed here.

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Seoul Square [서울스퀘어] is located in Seoul’s neighborhood of Hoeyeon [Hoeyeon-dong/회현동], in the Jung District [Jung-gu/중구]. This 23-storey building stands across from the main Seoul station [서울역], and is connected to the station via underground. Aside from offices, it also houses retail and dining options, mostly on 1F and B1F. There is a Misaeng-related exhibition located on B1F of the building, with information pertaining to the show and a display of props used in the show (information correct as of September 2016).

This building was the headquarters for the now-defunct Daewoo Group, likely until its dissolution in November 2008. Seoul Square was officially established in October 2009.

416 Hangang-daero, Namdaemunno 5(o)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 중구 한강대로 416
(남대문로5가 541)
Geolocation: 37.555478, 126.973721

Getting here
Seoul Station [서울역], Seoul subway Line 1, Exit 8 or Line 4, Exit 10

— submitted by Mich KDL
— Photos taken by © Mich KDL, September 2016 & May 2018

— thanks to bbstl @ DB for tip on Daewoo!

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