One of Shigeru Ban's most well-known works is the "Cardboard Cathedral" in Christchurch, New Zealand. The city's 100-year old Anglican cathedral was severely damaged by an earthquake in 2011, and Ban's gorgeous temporary structure is a community and spiritual center serving the area while the permanent church is being completed. The Cardboard Cathedral is made mostly of waterproof and flame-retardant cardboard tubing, timber, and steel. The A-frame structure also has triangles of decorated stained glass.

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