Cardboard Cathedral on the cards For New Zealand?

A cardboard replacement for the earthquake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral could become a permanent feature of the new city.

Designs for the proposed temporary “cardboard cathedral” were unveiled in Christchurch yesterday by world-renowned Japanese architect Shigeru Ban.

The Anglican cathedral would be built with locally produced cardboard tubes erected in an A-shape, with shipping containers used as foundations.

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5 comments on “Cardboard Cathedral on the cards For New Zealand?

  1. Jeremy Bonner says:

    What happens when it rains?

  2. evan miller says:

    They wrap it in wax paper.

  3. evan miller says:

    Should have read, “Jeremy>” sorry.

  4. Pageantmaster Ù† says:

    It’s going to be waterproof and fireproof cardboard they will be using according to Peter Carrell.

  5. Rich Gabrielson says:

    In any case, a little less pretentious than the “Crystal Cathedral”