The National Assembly Building [국회의사당]

Melancholia (2021); The Penthouse S2 (2021); When My Love Blooms (2020); Search: WWW (2019); Designated Survivor: 60 Days (2019); Chief of Staff (2019); Perfume (2019); My Fellow Citizens! (2019); The Fiery Priest (2019); Touch Your Heart (2019); Lookout (2017); The Sound of Your Heart (2016-17); Signal (2016); The City Hall (2009)

Assemblyman Sung Min-Joon leaves from this building in a chauffeured car in episode 2 of Melancholia (멜랑꼴리아) (tvN, 2021).

As an assemblyman, Lee Kyu-jin (Bong Tae-gyu) continues his days-long a hunger strike outside this building in episode 1 of Penthouse 2/The Penthouse: War in Life Season 2 (펜트하우스 2) (SBS, 2021), to protest against other assemblyman with multiple properties.

This building is seen in the background as Yoon Dong-joo (Jo Hye-joo) rejoices at reaching the top of the search engine rankings in final episode 16 of Search: WWW/Type in Search Word: WWW (검색어를 입력하세요: WWW) (tvN, 2019), and is approached by Pyo Joon-soo (Kim Nam-hee) in an attempt to rekindle their relationship.

There is an explosion at this building in episode 1 of Designated Survivor: 60 Days (60일, 지정생존자) (tvN, 2019); which eventually leads to Park Moo-jin (Ji Jin-hee) —who works here— to become president. But before that he rushes here to see if his daughter is alive because she had a field trip to this place the same day the explosion took place.

This building is at the center of Chief Of Staff/Aide (보좌관) (JTBC, 2019) as the workplace of, among others, Jang Tae-joon (Lee Jung-jae) and Han Do-kyung (Kim Dong-joon) — as seen, for instance in episode 1.

This building can be seen in the background of where Park Joon-yong (Kim Ki-doo) finds out the truth about Min Ye-rin (Go Won-hee) in episode 7 of Perfume/Peopyoom (퍼퓸) (KBS2, 2019).

The office rented by Chairwoman Park Hoo-ja (Kim Min-jeong) for Yang Jung-guk (Choi Si-won) to run his sham campaign in My Fellow Citizens!/Fellow Citizens (국민 여러분!) (KBS2, 2019), overlooks this building “as inspiration”, Hoo-ja says, for Jung-guk to reach his (forced) goal of becoming an assemblyman. In episode 25, he finally makes it to the actual building — as a true blue assemblyman.

When Koo Dae-young (Kim Sung-kyun) briefly presents the network of people involved in father Lee’s (Jeong Dong-hwan) death and their background in episode 14 of The Fiery Priest/Hot Blooded Priest (열혈사제) (SBS, 2019), Congressman Park Won-moo (Han Ki-joong) is seen striking in front of this building.

This building is seen in the background when Kong Hyuk-joon (Oh Eui-sik) brings Oh Yoon-seo (Yoo In-na) to work in episode 5 of Touch Your Heart/Reach of Sincerity (진심이 닿다) (tvN, 2019).

Chief Prosecutor’s Yoon Seung-ro’s (Choi Moo-sung) hearing is held here in episodes 24-28 of Lookout/The Guardians/Catcher (Pasuggun/파수꾼) (MBC, 2017).

We see protesters against cold cases in front of this building in episode 2 of Signal (시그널) (tvN, 2016) that confront Kim Bum-joo (Jang Hyun-sung).

Jo Gook (Cha Seung-won) passes by this building in episode 17 of The City Hall (Siti Hol/시티홀/씨티홀) (SBS, 2009) while looking at it wistfully from the car window.

Also seen in episode 1 of The Sound of Your Heart/Sound of Heart (마음의 소리) (KBS2/Netflix, 2016-17).

VARIETY SHOW filmed here

Episode 72 of YouTube series Workman [워크맨] (Lululala, 2019-present) was filmed here, where host Jang Sung-kyu experienced what it’s like to work as an aide to three current members of the National Assembly.

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The National Assembly Building [국회의사당] — or in full, the National Assembly Proceeding Hall— , built in 1975, is South Korea’s capitol/parliament building where the National Assembly — the South Korean legislative — is located. It is situated in Seoul’s neighborhood Yeouido [Yeouido-dong/여의도동], in the Yeongdeunpo District [Yeongdeungpo-gu/영등포구].

In 2013, it was designated Seoul’s Future Heritage (서울미래유산) given out since 2012 by the city’s government.

The bronze statue/fountain in the middle of the square seen in My Fellow Citizens!, was erected in 1978 and has a sign that reads ‘평화와 번영의 상’, or ‘the statue for peace and development’.

1 Uisadang-daero, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 영등포구 의사당대로 1
(여의도동 1)
Geolocation: 37.531847, 126.914112

Getting here
National Assembly Station [국회의사당역], Seoul Subway Line 9, Exit 2

— submitted by Marion KDL, updated by Mich KDL; last updated 23/05/2022
— Photo taken by © Mich KDL, October 2019
Chief of Staff added by Thom Musni

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  1. Also Seen in Episode 1 of “Chief Of Staff”(보좌관)

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