Cardboard Cathedral

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The Cardboard Cathedral (also known as the Christchurch Transitional Cathedral) is an A-frame structure built from cardboard tubes and shipping containers with a polycarbon roof. The cathedral on Latimer Square, which seats around 700, is the world’s only cathedral constructed substantially from cardboard.

The cathedral was built as a replacement for the Christchurch Cathedral which was originally built in 1874 and which dominated Cathedral Square until it was destroyed in the February 2011 earthquake. It is intended as a temporary structure to be used by the Anglican Church while the Christchurch Cathedral is being rebuilt.

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