mondo*arc Feb/Mar 2014 – Issue 77

Welcome to the digital edition of mondo*arc #77. In addition to focusing on high-end retail projects (such as our cover story, Hanjie Wanda Plaza in Wuhan, China), this issue we look at the Festival of Light phenomenon. Should festivals strive for a greater permanent legacy, or is the joy brought by short-term spectacles reward enough? We round up some recent examples and offer up expert opinion from both sides of the debate.