Mirae Future Scientist Street (미래과학자거리) is a six-lane street built in a retro-futuristic style located on the banks of the Taedong River in Pyongyang.
Construction of Mirare Future Scientist Street began in 2014 and was completed in November 2015 making it one of the capital’s newest streets. The street consists of more than 1,000 Modern flats and over 100 public service buildings such as restaurants, shops and recreation facilities for residents.
Mirae Future Scientist Street Location
Mirae Scientists Street is located in Pyongyang on the bank of the Taedong River, extending from Chungsong Bridge to Yanggak Bridge. It is located near the Yanggakdo Hotel and Pyongyang Railway Station.
Mirae Future Scientist Street History
Mirae Future Scientist Street was constructed to house professors and employees of the nearby Kim Chaek University of Technology, which has over 10,000 students and 2,000 professors. The Kim Chaek University of Technology is renowned for its programs in nuclear reactors, nuclear electronics, nuclear fuel and nuclear engineering.
The architectural style of Mirae Future Scientist Street stands in contrast to much of the rest of Pyongyang’s older very soviet-style architecture. This new style of domestically produced modern-futuristic architecture can be seen popping up more and more around Pyongyang at locations such as Ryomyong Street, and the recently renovated Pyongyang Metro Stations .
One of Pyongyang’s Tallest buildings is located on the street known as the Mirae Unha Tower (미래과학자거리 레지던스 은하) or ‘Future Galaxy Tower” This building is 53 stories (150m) and built in the style of a stretched atom.
Visiting Mirae Future Scientist Street
On your tour to North Korea, it is possible to take a walk down Mirare Future Scientist Street if you would like to photograph the unique architecture. At the beginning of the street, there is an overpass that provides a great opportunity to photograph the street in its entirety.
There is an Italian Restaraunt on the street which serves up classic pasta dishes and wood-fired pizza. It is possible to arrange to eat here on an Independent Tour to North Korea. The Italian Restaurant is not normally a stop on group tours, but they do takeaway! Enquire with your YPT Tour Leader while on tour if you would like takeaway pizza arranged.