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Objectives and History
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Purpose of Democracy Park

To create a space where we are able to learn about our history and look at the present will be greatly helpful in connecting us to our past, present and future as well as to let us know what we need to do in the future. We made [Democracy Park] to honor the sacrifices made by Busan’s citizens for democracy that are from the 4.19 Democratic Revolution, Busan & Masan democratic movement and the June Movement that contributed the development of Korean modern history. In addition, we are going to use Democracy Park as an educational place to inspire the pride of Busan citizens and raise the historical status of Busan, as a cradle of democracy.

Spiritual Background

To create a space where we are able to learn about our history and look at the present will be greatly helpful in connecting us to our past, present and future as well as to let us know what we need to do in the future. We made [Democracy Park] to honor the sacrifices made by Busan’s citizens for democracy that are from the 4.19 Democratic Revolution, Busan & Masan democratic movement and the June Movement that contributed the development of Korean modern history. In addition, we are going to use Democracy Park as an educational place to inspire the pride of Busan citizens and raise the historical status of Busan, as a cradle of democracy.

Basic Concept

Recognizing that Busan and its citizens made great efforts to protect human rights and democracy, we are going to make this an honorable place to respect the spirit of those citizens. It will honor those who pursue common human rights, democracy and improvement in the quality of life. It will be built as a place that is able to be seen anywhere as far as the Busan Metro goes, and is able to be easily approached by citizens.

We are going to increase the symbolism as a democratic park by installing sculptures that symbolize ethnicity and democratic property which were gained as a result of the struggle for independence under Japanese colonialism, 4.19 Democratic Revolution, Busan & Masan democratic movement and the June Movement. In addition, we are going to make this a historical park by exhibiting relics, sculptures, poetry, paintings, and pictures which are related with the democratic movement.

We are going to make this a space for culture and scholarship activity by planning an exhibition hall, theater, and outdoor theater in which various poetry and painting competitions, drawing exhibitions, lectures, conferences, cultural performances and film festivals will take place.

We are going to build a laboratory and library so that the people will have a place to study, as well as be educated about the Democratic struggles in the Busan area.

We are going to emphasize the historical value of sculptures that celebrate the Busan Democratic Movement in order to leave a lasting impression on foreign visitors as well as Busan citizens.

This park needs to have nature friendly characteristics because it will be located on top of a mountain.

Overview of Facilities

Overview of Facilities
Name Busan Democracy Park
Address #19 Minjugongwon-gil Jung-gu, Republic of Korea 600-110
Area 20,337㎡ <6,152 py>
Building Basement, 3 stories, total area 5,278㎡ 1,600 py
Facility
  • - Symbolic sculpture: “Flame of Democracy
  • - 1st Floor <Mid. Theater: 419 seats, Small Theater: 116 seats>
  • - 2nd Floor <Office, Laboratory, Library, Lounge, Cafeteria, Exhibition Hall>
  • - 3rd Floor <Exhibition Hall, Computer Room, Restaurant>
  • - Outdoor Theater
  • - Resting places such as Pond, Square, Circuit road, Arboretum, and Painting park (Korean Paintings)
  • (Field of Hardships, Memorial Field, Field of Hope, Field of Justice)
Budget 16 Billion KRW (Government 8 Billion KRW, Busan City 8 Billion KRW)
Duration From July, 1996 to October 1999.
Opening 16, October 1999 (20th Anniversary of Busan & Masan democratic movement)
Supervision Busan Democracy Park Construction Foundation
Democracy Park is a space symbolic of the democratic movement of Busan and operated by the Busan Democratic Movement Foundation in association with Busan City.
Phone : 82-51-790-7400 / FAX: 82-51-790-7410 / Email : demopark@demopark.or.kr
19 Minjugongwon-gil Jung-gu, Busan, Republic of Korea 48901