Thursday, 8 August 2013

Prayer in a cardboard cutout: the new Christchurch Cathedral by Shigeru Ban

When disaster strikes, design can do much to heal wounds and set things right. Japanese architect Shigeru Ban has designed a sublime temporary church to replace the original Christchurch Cathedral in New Zealand, which was destroyed by a 6.3-magnitude earthquake in 2011. The triangular frame of the cathedral is made from cardboard tubes covered with a polycarbonate roof and is expected to last 50 years. It opened its doors to the public this week on August 6, 2013
Cardboard Cathedral welcomes its congregation in Christchurch, New Zealand, via shigerubanarchitects.com

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