Cardboard cathedral to be built to replace the one destroyed in quake

A cathedral made from cardboard will be built to replace the one that was destroyed in last year’s quake in Christchurch, New Zealand.

The original cathedral, A Victorian-era, Gothic-style building was deemed by local authorities to be too damaged to be repaired. Church officials have unveiled the plans to erect the cardboard structure designed by Japanese architect Shigeru Ban by the end of the year.

Mr Ban has previously built cardboard and paper structures following earthquakes in Japan’s Kobe, L’Aquila in Italy, and Haiti, although the A-frame cathedral is his largest so far.

I wonder if it’s waterproof.

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