The National Assembly Building [국회의사당]

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)

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.

Han Jae-hyun (Yoo Ji-tae) walks along a bridge in the foreground of this building after a hearing, in episode 5 of When My Love Blooms/The Most Beautiful Moment in Life (화양연화 – 삶이 꽃이 되는 순간) (tvN, 2020).

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).

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 (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 (시티홀) (SBS, 2009) while looking at it wistfully from the car window.

Also seen in episode 1 of Chief Of Staff/Aide (보좌관) (JTBC, 2019); 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 — 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]. 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’.

The pedestrian bridge seen in Chief of Staff connects the National Assembly Building with the Capitol Waterfront Parking [국회의사당 둔치주차장].

1 Uisadang-daero, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 영등포구 의사당대로 1
(여의도동 1)
Geolocation: 37.531847, 126.914112
Geolocation of bridge: 37.533804, 126.914729

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

— submitted by Marion KDL
— Photo taken by © Mich KDL, October 2019
My Fellow Citizens!, Perfume, Search: WWW, When My Love Blooms, Workman, The Sound of Your Heart, Penthouse S2; added by Mich KDL
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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