Uijeongbu Art Library [의정부미술도서관]

Cheer Up (2022); Our Beloved Summer (2021-22); High Class (2021); Doom at Your Service (2021); It's Okay To Not Be Okay (2020)

When on their date, Park Jung-woo (Bae In-hyuk) suggests Do Hae-yi (Han Ji-hyun) to kill some time at this library in episode 11 of Cheer Up (Chieor-eop/치얼업) (SBS, 2022); only to find out that it’s temporary closed for renovation.

This library is a client of creative agency RUN and Kook Yeon-soo (Kom Da-mi) comes here with her team in episode 15 of Our Beloved Summer/That Year We (그 해 우리는) (SBS/Netflix, 2021-22) for first ideas.

This library appears as the one of ‘HSC International School’ in episode 1 of High Class (Haikeullaeseu/하이클래스) (tvN, 2021) which Song Yeo-ul (Cho Yeo-jeong) and her son Ahn Yi-chan (Jang Sun-yool) visit before his entrance interview at the school.

In her dream, Tak Dong-kyung (Park Bo-young) and Myul Mang (Seo In-guk) come to this library in episode 4 of Doom at Your Service/Destruction Doom (어느 날 우리 집 현관으로 멸망이 들어왔다) (tvN, 2021) and she asks him to play the-nice-guy-from-church type who comes to study at this library to see if she could fall for him.

After having a family portrait taken, Moon Gang-tae (Kim Soo-hyun), his brother Sang-tae (Oh Jung-se) and author Ko Mun-yeong (Seo Ye-jin) go to this Art Library to research children’s picture book illustrations in episode 13 of It’s Okay to Not Be Okay (사이코지만 괜찮아) (tvN, 2020).

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The Uijeongbu Art Library [의정부미술도서관] was designed by South Korean architectural design company SnowAide in 2015, and opened in December 2019 in Uijeongbu’s neighborhood Millak [Millak-dong/민락동]. The Art Library is the first of its kind: merging culture and books, with art and literature meeting in one space over three levels. The building incorporates hexagons (an element used in other projects by this company) in both its interior and exterior design, based on the slogan “Here Experience Art” (HEXA).

Uijeongbu City described the new library (translated from Korean) as “a place that encompasses culture and art, shares knowledge and experiences across the ages and generations, and awakens potential talents to make dreams come true”. Uijeongbu City calls itself the “City of Libraries”, and has a total of 74 libraries and places to read books in the city, including a Science Library [의정부과학도서관] and a Children’s Library [의정부어린이도서관].

Director of Culture and Tourism Lim Woo-young said — translated from Korean– “This drama was used to promote the library and promote tourism using our city’s infrastructure, and I hope many people will take a step toward Uijeongbu after watching the drama.”

Instagram: @artlibrary_ujb

248 Millak-ro, Uijeongbu, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
경기도 의정부시 민락로 248
(민락동 855)
Geolocation: 37.745179, 127.106121

Getting here
Tapseok Station [탑석역] (no. 22015), Uijeongbu Line/U Line (orange), Exit 1 (only exit at station)
➜ Exit the station and walk south towards Millak-ro
➜ Cross the road, turn right and walk 50 metres to the bus stop [송산1동주민센터]
➜ Take Bus 10-3 for two stops (eMart bus stop #202), then walk along the road for 200 metres to the Library at the next intersection.
➜ It is possible to walk from the station to the library, about 1.2kms.

— submitted by sarahms, updated by Marion KDL; last updated 19/11/2022
— Photos taken by © Thom Musni, August 2020
Doom at Your Service added by Thom Musni

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  1. Doom At Your Service Ep4 was filmed here also.

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