Cardboard Cathedral
Cardboard Cathedral
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  • Deanosaur89
    Edmonton, Canada7,817 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Temporary Cathedral in Christchurch
    The cathedral is a temporary Cathedral in Christchurch and was designed by a Japanese "disaster architect" shortly after the 2011 earthquake. The cathedral is beautifully designed to make use of the polycarbonate sheets, long cardboard tubing and shipping containers to allow in a lot of natural light as well as the artificial lighting that has been installed. The little details are well done here with the choral area, handstands, cross, children's play area and reader stand all have cardboard tubing incorporated here. It is worth a stop if you are in the area.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 July 2023
  • Joyman L
    Perth, Australia1,730 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice
    Visited in May 2023 Located in centre Christchurch, this beautiful church looks every cardboard yet minimalistic. Open to public outside of mass sessions, it is worth visiting if not for the architecture but the story behind the cathedral. Would recommend.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 October 2023
  • Rotiman1
    Sydney, Australia2,010 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning beautiful
    This is a must visit especially for the architecture. It is stunningly constructed from shipping containers and cardboard rolls. The pulpit and choir stall are all cardboard cylinders. It is a stunningly beautiful church. The story of its development are intriguing. I hope when the damaged cathedral is completed this amazing structure will remain
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 October 2023
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AndyAquila
Lyme Regis, UK656 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
An interesting place to visit, although the name cardboard cathedral is slightly misleading! It's nice to see the history of the new build and how it will be used in the future.
Written 4 March 2024
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Paul B
Chesterfield, UK1,647 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
This building is quite special as it is made from cardboard but when you are inside all you see is an amazing cathedral. Very innovative and wonderful
Written 23 January 2024
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Connie A
West Fargo, ND102 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
I was only able to see the church from the outside and through the window. I was disappointed that it closed so early. Make sure to check times so you don't miss it.
Written 10 January 2024
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Michael C
Derby, UK1,981 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This is an amazing structure and surprisingly beautiful. The interior is full of light and also has a great sense of peace and serenity. We walked to the cathedral from our hotel and the effort was certainly worthwhile.
Written 30 November 2023
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Rotiman1
Sydney, Australia2,010 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This is a must visit especially for the architecture. It is stunningly constructed from shipping containers and cardboard rolls. The pulpit and choir stall are all cardboard cylinders. It is a stunningly beautiful church. The story of its development are intriguing. I hope when the damaged cathedral is completed this amazing structure will remain
Written 25 October 2023
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Pumpkin20
Bathurst, Australia331 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Beautiful! This is a beautiful church, especially as it built out of shipping containers & cardboard, beautiful light & bright.
Written 19 October 2023
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Joyman L
Perth, Australia1,730 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Visited in May 2023

Located in centre Christchurch, this beautiful church looks every cardboard yet minimalistic. Open to public outside of mass sessions, it is worth visiting if not for the architecture but the story behind the cathedral.

Would recommend.
Written 15 October 2023
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Bad_Seed4
Canberra, Australia721 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
This was close to our hotel so easy to get too, definitely worth seeing if churches are your thing or you have read up on it and you know how it was made and why its there. Its not a major tourist attraction or somewhere you need to spend ages getting too -it is a parish church after all, however it is a place of beauty because of how and why it came to be and that's what is interesting about it. I liked it for that.
Written 20 September 2023
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Deanosaur89
Edmonton, Canada7,817 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
The cathedral is a temporary Cathedral in Christchurch and was designed by a Japanese "disaster architect" shortly after the 2011 earthquake. The cathedral is beautifully designed to make use of the polycarbonate sheets, long cardboard tubing and shipping containers to allow in a lot of natural light as well as the artificial lighting that has been installed. The little details are well done here with the choral area, handstands, cross, children's play area and reader stand all have cardboard tubing incorporated here. It is worth a stop if you are in the area.
Written 15 July 2023
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BubsandCo
Edinburgh, UK205 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
What a building; well worth visiting and admiring all that it stands for. Caretaker who fortuitously was present most knowledgeable and helpful.
Written 11 July 2023
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