Thanks for pledging! - Share this with your friends
Thank you for your pledge! We'll be in touch once the campaign meets its goal, and again when it closes, so you know we'll be charging your card.
I want to embed this project somewhere
NZ $530 pledged
13 people pledged
NZ $15,000 minimum target
Pledges will only be confirmed if the target is reached by: 22/06/2012 at 7:00 PM (NZST)Make a Pledge
Project 2012-05-23 04:26:43 +1200
How can you build a Cathedral out of Cardboard? The Anglican Church and Architect Shigeru Ban are embarking on the seemingly impossible, building a cathedral using cardboard. This building will stand as a monument to the innovation that now serves the community that also has shipping container cafes and stores. We follow the builders as the prepare and build, the church as it brings people together and the community who will share in the future of this amazing creation.
Produced by Scott Kelso and Greg Buckley
Directed by Scott Kelso
WHY?We couldn't believe that such a monumental moment in the history of Christchurch wasn't going to be documented, so we decided to develop and pitch the idea. The Anglican Church of New Zealand agreed and now we are at the point of starting production... Only problem is the actual build is about to start and we need to begin filming and this project needs money! So we need your help to Kick Start our project. We are also seeking local body funding and support from other sectors, but feel this project in a large part belongs to the people of Christchurch and the people of New Zealand and we know that globally people have supported the city in its goals to rebuild.
The Old Cathedral unfortunately is being pulled down due to concerns of cost and viability to rebuild. We know this is tough for many Cantabrians as the old building stood as a city icon and was for many a symbol of home and of pride.
The new Cathedral, even though it could never replace the old, will be a model for the rebuild in that it will be using cutting edge design, materials and will offer a fresh start for the Anglican church and the community. It will not only be building of worship, but of community spirit and will hold music and arts events for the people of Christchurch to enjoy.
THE EARTHQUAKESOn Feb 22nd 2012, a 6.3 Earthquake struck the heart of Christchurch. 185 people died and around 1500 people were injured. The city's infrastructure was crippled and the central city was almost completely destroyed. Of those who died 15 countries were represented and a global effort of recovery was initiated. Read more about the quakes here
Thanks so much for considering to support our project. We believe in it and we know together we can make something awesome and that will show the amazing strength and innovation of the people in Canterbury
Hey! Thanks for checking out this project.
We haven't made any updates yet, follow us if you want to be notified when we do.