President-elect Yoon Seok-yeol begins his term in his new office in Yongsan, Seoul, not the Blue House.

A public contest is underway to name a new office on behalf of the Blue House, and it seems likely that a name that means 'people' will be entered in some way.

This is Hwa Kang-yoon, staff reporter.


This 10-story building will be used as the office of the new President of the Republic of Korea from the 10th.

It was built in 2003 and has been used as the Ministry of National Defense until now, but most of the functions of the Ministry of National Defense are being moved to the Joint Chiefs of Staff building next door.

After his inauguration ceremony, President-elect Yoon Seok-yeol will come to the 5th floor of this building to start work, and when all moving and maintenance are completed, the main office will be prepared on the 2nd floor of this building.

The Blue House, which has been a different name for the presidential office for more than 60 years, how would you name it?

Other countries have given their name in various ways, such as the White House in the United States after the color of the building, 10 Downing Street in England where the address has become a proper name as it is, and the Elysee Palace in France because it is close to the Champs Elysees.

The Blue House relocation TF plans to open a public contest with a prize money of up to 6 million won, and then decide on the name of the new office through expert screening.

It is said that a lot of 'people' are included in what has come so far.

[Yoon Han-hong / Former TF Team Leader (April 25): People's House, People's Hall, People's Hall, etc., there are a lot of names that contain 'people'.]

People's Court, People's Hall, People's House In addition to names containing the word “national”, such as “people,” we have heard many Chinese names such as Aemingwan, which means to love the people, and Qingmingwan, which means to hear the voices of the people. If you think about it, it is highly likely that the name will contain the meaning of the people in any form.

The Blue House relocation TF will finish the public offering on the 15th of this month and announce the final draft next month.

(Video coverage: Hwang In-seok, video editing: Yumira)