Post Event Cities
Architectural Design
July/August 2008

In the not-so-distant past, the ‘event-city’ referred to the everyday conditions embedded in architecture.  In China it is the architecture that is embedded in the event.  Consequently, both the nature of event and that of architecture have changed.  Both have become ever more spectacular and highly addictive.  Here come the crucial questions:  Are these conditions sustainable? If not, how does one cure such addiction?