Saturday, 8 February 2014 5:57 p.m.
The stone neo-Gothic Christchurch Cathedral was badly damaged in the 22nd February 2011 earthquake and to date, still stands in ruins, its future undecided. A Japanese architect by the name of Shigeru Ban designed a new building with an expected life span of approximately 50 years. This was opened in August 2013 and continues to draw crowds of tourists as well as worshippers.
It is constructed from wood and steel with cardboard cylinders lining the polycarbonate roof. The floor is polishe ...