Cardboard Cathedral, Christchurch
(4/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web)
Constructed in just 11 months, Cardboard Cathedral was built as a temporary structure to replace the Anglican Cathedral of Christchurch. The original church sustained major damage in the earthquake of February 2011, leaving worshipers bereft. In response, "disaster architect" Shigeru Ban designed this transitional church pro bono, constructing it from cardboard tubes, timber, steel, and shipping containers. Enter this unusual house of worship to appreciate its simple beauty and ingenious design. Staff and volunteers are on hand to explain more about the church and its significance to the city's population. Plan your visit to Cardboard Cathedral and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Christchurch holiday planner.
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  • This little church is a real gem. We have visited it many times alone and with friends. The highlight a week or two back was a concert with Hammond Gamble and friends Sharon O' Neal, Deb Harwood & Sho...  more »
  • A very welcoming place as well as it's structure. Alot of Christchurch is rebuilt using containers and other alternative materials. Interesting that the regular donation is .32 cents but people are wi...  more »
  • as the creativity of this Japanese architect managed to leave for the city a building quickly and anti earthquake, I say this because at least if this fall don't hurt people in
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