Notre Dame restoration: More design ideas to consider

The architectural community proposes new ideas to re-design the Notre Dame cathedral. Photo courtesy Valentino Gareri Instagram
The architectural community proposes new ideas to re-design the Notre Dame cathedral.
Photo courtesy Valentino Gareri Instagram

Design proposals are still pouring in for the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris from the architectural community as they envision the landmark’s new look. It has been more than a month now since a devastating fire destroyed the spire and collapsed the roof of the gothic church. While some proposals re-imagine the monument, others focus on delicate restoration.

Architect Valentino Gareri proposes a utopian look for the Notre Dame roof. The new domes will provide separate functional spaces. The flexibility of the volumes will allow the allocation of different functions. It will also have an elevated and weatherproofed park with an overview of the city, a museum with cathedral relics, a pavilion for exhibitions, and a space for orchestral concerts.

“The domes have always been part of the cathedral as an invisible entity. Now they take shape with this proposal that brings them to life,” as per Gareri’s website.

Cent Alantar’s proposal calls for the reimplementation of the spire, surrounded by a glass roof to celebrate the spire from inside the cathedral, according to ArchDaily. The restoration would seek to respect the building’s original character, and “reveal the esthetic and historical values of the monument.”

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  1. For the respect of the techniques used and which are mastered and known it is necessary to restore the cathedral to the identical. It is a lack of respect if one had to use a modern design. We can use the modern lifting means but the realization of the stone elements of the frame and the cover must be redone in the same way. On the other hand, a fire safety system must be installed.

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