Shigeru Ban Completes Incredible Cardboard Cathedral in Christchurch, New Zealand!

by , 08/19/13

Christchurch cardboard cathedral, shigeru ban, disaster relief, cardboard architecture, temporary design, japanese architects, sustainable design, eco-design, green design, church made from cardboard, cathedral made from cardboard, New Zealand cardboard Church Beloved for his numerous contributions to disaster relief and design in general, Japanese architect Shigeru Ban uses cardboard as a construction material in residential, commercial, and public architecture in order to reduce construction waste. Contrary to what one might think, the effect is striking. The Christchurch Cathedral is made with 98 cardboard tubes wrapped around a screen of colorful, triangular glass windows. Below are a series of recycled shipping containers used for chapels and storage space. + Shigeru Ban Architects Via Dezeen Lead image by Jocelyn Kinghorn

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  1. CityofAdelaide August 7, 2013 at 2:11 am

    This is wonderful news. As a sister city of Christchurch, the City of Adelaide is thrilled to hear the Cardboard Cathedral will be holding it’s first service this Sunday.

    Almost a year ago, we spoke with Shigeru Ban about his approach to building with recyclable materials. (You can read the article here: )

    We can’t wait to see some photographs from the opening.

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