Shigeru Ban’s Cardboard Cathedral will begin constructionThe Art Dossier on April 25, 2012 with 0 Comments
Construction will soon begin on Shigeru Ban’s cardboard cathedral in New Zealand. Ban’s church will replace the original Christchurch Anglican Cathedral that was constructed in 1864 but was damaged beyond repair after a 2011 earthquake.
The parish is excited about the new design and praises its “elegant form” and “sustainable structure.” The new cathedral will have an A-frame structure and will be built using materials such as cardboard tubes and timber beams. The Cardboard Cathedral will reach 80 feet and is designed to accommodate 700 people.
The 3.8 million dollar project is scheduled to be completed before Christmas. Ban is doing this pro bono and said to the Daily Telegraph,
“It is very simple and easy to build. I think you have to build a future city that may be different from the previous Christchurch. You need to build a new Christchurch, not just bring back the previous one.”
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