YG Entertainment moves into its new headquarters!
The agency said, “The new headquarters that we worked on for eight years has been finalized. So on September 16th we started moving some people and equipment.”
The new headquarters of YG Entertainment is located in the neighborhood of Hapjeong in the Mapo district of Seoul. Located right next to the previous headquarters at 3,145 square feet, it is a nine-story building with five additional floors underground. The total area of the building is 19,835 square meters.
YG Entertainment had purchased land nearby for four years since 2012 to build their new headquarters. Construction began in 2016 and the building is now completed in four years.
The new headquarters facilities include a two-story tall auditorium, seven large dance practice rooms, seven large recording studios, and 30 personal studios for the company’s songwriters and artists. The entire second floor was designed as a modern food court. In the basement there are extensive fitness and leisure facilities for the company’s employees and artists. A bridge will be built between the previous and new YG headquarters.
A source from YG Entertainment stated, “It has been 10 years since we moved into the previous headquarters. Our business areas and the number of employees have expanded significantly since then, so that we have rented and used buildings in the vicinity. When all the scattered departments come together in the new headquarters by the end of the year, we assume that our work efficiency will improve even further. “
YG Entertainment also plans to prepare a space for fans. YG will rent a small, newly built building on the opposite side of the new headquarters and convert it into a space with rest areas, an exhibition space and other facilities for the convenience of fans.
A YG source stated, “There were a lot of fans from far away countries outside of the headquarters. We were concerned because they were on the streets in the cold winter and hot summer. We couldn’t allow them to use basic facilities like bathrooms so we apologized very much. When preparing the new headquarters, we decided to create an indoor area for fans in any case. With this space in a building across the street, where fans can see the new headquarters at a glance, fans no longer have to deal with the cold and heat and can enjoy the facilities indoors, and we are very happy that too about that. “
In conclusion, the source added, “We will help improve K-Pop’s position in the world market by attracting new artists to our new headquarters, which is fully equipped with state-of-the-art facilities.”
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