Kōrero: Canterbury region

Cardboard cathedral (3 o 3)

Cardboard cathedral

While the Anglican community of Christchurch waited for a decision on a permanent cathedral, this cardboard cathedral opened in August 2013. Designed by the Japanese architect Shigeru Ban in collaboration with local firm Warren and Mahoney, it cost under $6 million. The building was constructed from 98 60-centimetre-diameter cardboard tubes. The site was previously occupied by the church of St John the Baptist, which was demolished following the 2011 earthquake.

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Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Photograph by Jock Phillips

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John Wilson, 'Canterbury region - Geology', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/46364/cardboard-cathedral (accessed 28 February 2020)

He kōrero nā John Wilson, reviewed & revised 6 Jul 2015