Cardboard Cathedral

The Cardboard Cathedral, located near Latimer Square in Christchurch, serves as the transitional place of worship for people who were displaced when the 2011 earthquake destroyed Christchurch Cathedral. The building is made of reinforced cardboard tubes, wood and steel.

I thought the church was unique in structure and design. It’s really worth a visit to see it, and it would probably be interesting to attend a service within its walls. I think the materials used to build the building really change the entire atmosphere of the church. It feels light and airy, almost semi-formal and unimposing. It might even influence the design and atmosphere of churches in the future.

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