A short storm has ruined the possibility to demolish Christchurch's most non permanent cardboard cathedral.
The 16m-excessive construction, produced from about 1300 cardboard bins, was constructed by tons of of volunteers on Saturday. It was primarily based on a design by French artist Olivier Grossetete.
The plan had been to tug it down on Sunday afternoon however an abrupt hailstorm scattered the bins.
The construction was erected the identical day the Synod made the historic decision to restore the Christ Church Cathedral, which had been in limbo since being broken in the 2010 Christchurch earthquake.
The cardboard field mission, referred to as the Ephemeral Metropolis, is a part of the Christchurch Arts Competition.
Competition advertising and marketing and communications supervisor Sally Woodfield stated members of the general public who stumbled upon the construction had been "amazed at what had been put collectively simply with cardboard and tape and a really intelligent french artist".
She stated the rain, wind and hail on Sunday triggered the construction to "come down prematurely" in a basic corkscrew style at about 1pm.
They had been planning to start out demolition at about 3pm, and the constructing would have come down in the same option to the way it did, Woodfield stated.
Competition director Craig Cooper stated the transient he gave to Grossetete was to "do one thing that basically responded to the gothic structure of Christchurch".
"What he needed to do was actually create one thing that responded to the cathedral. His view was that [the cathedral] was the center and soul of that architectural motion in Christchurch."
Grossetete stated after the final cardboard field had been put in the bin, what was left was "superb reminiscences of creating one thing collectively".
"The mission belongs to individuals from the start to the top."
The roof of the set up was constructed first, earlier than volunteers lifted the construction to permit decrease layers to be added. Ropes had been used to maintain the constructing regular whereas it was being constructed.
Grossetete has created cardboard works all around the globe, including a tower in New Plymouth's Pukekura Park final weekend.
The Christchurch Arts Competition runs till September 17.