September 2, 2011. (Romereports.com)
After a 6.3 magnitude earthquake devastated the town of Christchurch last February in New Zealand, the local cathedral there was left in ruins.
Japanese architect Shigeru Ban has announced he will donate his services to build a temporary church at the site of the original cathedral built in 1864.
The Japanese architect is famous for using paper and cardboard in his construction projects. This design will come with an expiration date after ten years, giving residents a place of temporary worship.
The new cathedral will be 80 feet tall, holding around 700 people, at a cost of 3.5 million dollars.