Cardboard cathedral costing $4.1 million revealed for quake-hit New Zealand city
Cathedrals tend to be known for their solid presence, flying buttresses, soaring domes, and Gothic grandeur, but officials in New Zealand have revealed designs for a new place of worship - made from card.
In the earthquake-devastated city of Christchurch, Anglican leaders believe it will deliver both a temporary solution and a statement about the city's recovery.
The structure will be a temporary replacement for the iconic stone Christchurch Cathedral, which was ruined last year in an earthquake that killed 185 people and destroyed many buildings.
The Japanese architect, Shigeru Ban, has used cardboard as a material for other temporary buildings, including a 'paper church' which used as a community center after the 1995 Kobe earthquake in Japan.