The People's Notre-Dame Design Competition

Felipe José de Calazans Cruz, Ana Carolina Balthor do Amaral, Roberta Antônia Ciraudo

Arc Studio Arquitetura e Urbanismo


Designer's Description

"Why do we feel the need to build a memorial when a tragedy occurs?" Based on this issue, we believe in the construction of a memorial that will leave alive the memory of the fire that destroyed part of Notre Dame, as a safety landmark, so that it will never happen again. The proposal was to take advantage of metal structures, clad in wood, which simulate an architecture under construction, making the new Gothic tower faithfully recreated in glass look that is floating over the eyes of visitors. The metal structures form the architecture and instigate the curiosity of the population. Functionally the structure meets the floor, turning into furniture for rest, exhibitions and landscaping.

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