Shigeru Ban: Cardboard Cathedral
In Christchurch's inner city an unusual and symbolic structure is taking shape: a 'Cardboard Cathedral' to stand in for the historic building devastated by the 2011 earthquake. Signalling the beginnings of renewal in the CBD, the transitional Cathedral will be one of the safest buildings in the city and is built to last for more than fifty years. The designer, Shigeru Ban, is a world-class architect and expert in disaster-zone building. Fully illustrated with architectural drawings and newly commissioned photography, this is the book for anyone interested in contemporary architecture and all those looking toward what the future might hold for Christchurch.
Andrew Barrie is professor of design in the School of Architecture at the University of Auckland. He is one of few foreigners to have worked in the office of leading architect Toyo Ito. With a forword by Dean Lynda Patterson, afterword by David Mitchell and an introduction by Shigeru Ban himself.