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Cardboard Cathedral (Christchurch, New Zealand: 2013)

After a massive earthquake destroyed this New Zealand town’s landmark 19th-century cathedral in 2011, Ban crafted an A-frame out of cardboard tubing and shipping containers, a landmark example of his “emergency architecture.” In another nod to resiliency and symbolic rebirth, the stained glass triangle at the front of the church incorporates imagery from the former cathedral’s famous rose window. 11 Buildings by Shigeru Ban - Photo 1 of 11
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