Cardboard Cathedral

The February 2011 Christchurch earthquake (magnitude 6.3) inflicted crippling damage on the Christchurch Cathedral which was the symbol of city. In response to this situation, we were asked to design new temporary cathedral. Paper tubes of the equal length and 20 ft containers form triangular shape. Since geometry is decided by plan and elevations of the original cathedral, there is a gradual change in each angle of paper tubes. This cathedral, which has a capacity of 700 people, can be used as an event space and a concert space. There was a media conference in Christchurch on 31st of July, 2011.

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  • Georgi Sokolov
    Georgi Sokolov updated 11 media, uploaded 6 media, added a digital reference and updated
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    about 4 years ago via OpenBuildings.com
  • Katerina Vaseva
    Katerina Vaseva updated 40 media, removed a digital reference, added a digital reference, uploaded 5 media and updated
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    about 4 years ago via OpenBuildings.com
  • Di Lucas
    Di Lucas commented
    wish this would fit into our central Christchurch village!
    about 6 years ago via OpenBuildings.com