Now the city is preparing for a new temporary structure– a cardboard cathedral to replace the iconic Christ Church Cathedral that’s facing demolition. Built to hold up to 700 people, the temporary cathedral is designed by renowned Japanese architect Shigeru Ban and will be built from paper and cardboard. Don’t be fooled by the materials used. The temporary cathedral has a lifespan of over 20 years.
Innovation like this is at the heart of life after the quakes in Christchurch. It’s fantastic to see such originality and resilience coming out of such a terrible event. Can’t wait to see what they come up with next.