The Cardboard Cathedral is a cathedral situated in Christchurch, New Zealand. The cathedral was originally planned to be a temporary cathedral to use due to the damage caused on the city's main cathedral by the 2011 earthquake. But it has since become a major interest point in the city due to its architecture. It was opened in 2013 having been built to the designs of architect Shigeru Ban. It is known as the cardboard cathedral due to cardboard tubes used as a building material along with timber and steel. Albeit designed as a temporary structure the cathedral incorporates tradition with stained glass windows amongst other things. It has provided the people of the city with a place of worship again.
The cathedral is situated in the city centre of Christchurch. It is a 15-20 minute walk away from the city’s main train station. The 60 bus stops close to the cathedral.
Opening Times and Admission
The cathedral is open to visitors during the daytime with services usually running on a Sunday.