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A devastating earthquake struck Christchurch, New Zealand in 2011 damaging the city’s iconic Christchurch Cathedral. Architect and 2014 Pritzker Prize winner Shigeru Ban was requested to offer you a brief lived reply to assist substitute the landmark till a extra eternal cathedral is perhaps constructed. His response? The Cardboard Cathedral that’s constructed as a easy A-body constructing utilizing ninety eight cardboard tubes and eight metallic supply containers.
The brand new church can maintain as much as seven hundred individuals at any given time and the construction is predicted to closing at least 50 years, prolonged sufficient for the brand new cathedral to be constructed.
The tubes are coated with waterproof polyurethane and flame retardants that Ban has been creating since 1986. The tubes nearly contact 70 ft within the air growing the roof of the constructing. Light passes by the use of the areas in between the tubes preserving the within brilliant. The tubes are coated with a semi-clear, polycarbonate roof that allows gentle in whereas defending the development from the weather.
Colourful glass sits inside triangular frames at one finish of the cathedral, bringing in a recent model of typical stained glass residence windows.