Reconstructing Notre Dame: Alternative Designs That’ll Blow Your Mind

The devastating fire from the Notre Dame Cathedral socked the entire world, and now a couple of weeks later from the unfortunate event, the French prime minister announced a competition whose goal is to replace its spire. Lots of designers have offered many proposals for the Notre Dame, some with a more modern architecture approach and others went a little crazier than expected. Here are some of the most interesting.

Studio Fuksas

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Italian architects Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas have proposed adding a contemporary roof and spire made from Baccarat crystal to the Notre Dame cathedral, which would be lit up at night. A merge between art and architecture.

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Mathieu Lehanneur

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A very controversial version of this architecture art that caused a lot of buzz on the internet. French designer Mathieu Lehanneur proposes to build the Notre Dame but with how it looked like a few weeks ago.

Vizumatelier

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Bratislava based Vizumatelier‘s proposal for the spire is a lightweight tower topped with a beam of light that will shine directly upward.

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“In gothic times builders try to reach the sky. Viollet le Duc tried it also in the 19th century and came closer. Now it’s possible to make it happen,” said the studio.

Kiss The Architect

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Cyprus collaborative architectural studio Kiss The Architect has proposed rebuilding the spire of Notre Dame with an eclectic mix of arches and balls wrapped around a central staircase. This really is an example of art and architecture.

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AJ6 Studio

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São Paulo-based architecture practice AJ6 Studio imagines Notre Dame being rebuilt with a roof and spire made almost entirely from stained glass.

Alexander Nerovnya

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Russia architect Alexander Nerovnya proposes combining a full glass roof with a more traditional spire structure. A really beautiful version of one of the most famous Paris monuments.

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David Deroo

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The visualization shows a modernized version of the roof and spire that retains much of the original’s forms.

Source: Dezeen

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