Busan, South Korea – In a striving move to bolster its cultural landscape and foster future talent, Busan Metropolitan City today heralded the inauguration of the ‘Eulsukdo Deullaknallak’ at the Eulsukdo Cultural Center. This state-of-the-art children’s complex cultural space marks a significant stride in the city’s partnership with the Educational Broadcasting System (EBS), aiming to intertwine the rich cultural fabric with forward-thinking educational initiatives.
The Deputy Mayor for Economy of Busan Metropolitan City, Lee Seong-gwon, along with Saha District Mayor Lee Gap-jun and EBS President Kim Yu-yeol, fronted the opening ceremony at 3 p.m. The Saha District has disclosed a plan for a month-long pilot operation dedicated to daycare centers within the district, with a view to a grand opening slated for December.
This venture is the fruition of a strategic agreement signed last February between Busan City and EBS. The agreement was forged to harness EBS’s intellectual property in creating a cultural powerhouse within Busan, thus fostering a nurturing ground for adept individuals ready to take on the challenges of the future.
The Eulsukdo Cultural Center was handpicked for this initiative in March of last year. By August, a collaborative pact was sealed with EBS, who then took the helm in crafting the architectural and content blueprint for Eulsukdo Deullaknallak.
A budget of 5 billion KRW was allocated to transform the exhibition wing of the Eulsukdo Cultural Center into a four-story beacon of culture, arts, and education, sprawling over 2,245 square meters. The distinctively themed floors boast an array of innovative features, from an atelier in the basement to a vibrant rooftop café.
The Deputy Mayor for Economy extolled the complex as a synergy of Eulsukdo’s scenic beauty with EBS’s charismatic characters and content, envisaging it as a future hotspot for Busan’s citizens and visitors alike. He emphasized the array of Deullaknallak-tailored programs, including cultural and art experiences and educational activities, designed to leverage the EBS content effectively.
In line with a city-wide strategy, Busan aims to establish a dense network of Deullaknallak centers by 2026 to provide safe and engaging cultural spaces for families. Currently, 37 such centers, including Eulsukdo Deullaknallak, are operational, with 39 more in development.
For further information about the initiatives and programs at the Busan Children’s Complex Cultural Space Deullaknallak, interested parties are encouraged to visit the Deullaknallak platform at https://busan.go.kr/bschild.