"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.
Ban said the building would cost $4 million, take three months to build and could seat 700 people. A triangular stained glass window could be designed by a local artist, he said.
Ban has built temporary homes, schools, shelters and a cathedral for disaster zones across the world, including Rwanda in 1994, Kobe after the 1995 earthquake, Turkey in 1999 and Haiti last year...." To read more, click here.
Friday, August 05, 2011
Design of 'cardboard cathedral' unveiled
Posted by Robin G. Jordan at 10:51 AM