Cardboard cathedral crushes ‘prejudice’

Cardboard cathedral architect Shigeru Ban says reaction to the transitional building has been “unexpectedly big” after it broke the prejudice that it would be either humble or cheap.

Ban, from Japan, has designed buildings all over the world and is noted for his innovation with paper-based designs.

He was in Christchurch to see the cathedral officially opened last night.

“I am very happy, especially when I hear some good impressions from the general public.” Continue reading 


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