Seven of the most outrageous proposals for Notre-Dame - architecture and design

Seven of the most outrageous proposals for Notre-Dame



Since Notre-Dame Cathedral was devastated by fire last month, design proposals for rebuilding the roof and spire have got more and more ridiculous. Here are seven of the most far-fetched, including a car park, a swimming pool and a McDonald's.

The Pool by Ulf Mejergren Architects
Rather than topping Notre-Dame with a park, as several designers have suggested, Stockholm studio Ulf Mejergren Architects wants to create a wetter type of public space on top of the cathedral ? a swimming pool.
The open-air pool, which would have "unmatched views over Paris", would be surrounded by the 12 statues of the apostles that were removed from the roof before the fire.
"Our addition is a complementary spatial experience to the building that will match the awe of the great interior; a space for thinking and self-reflection," said the studio.
Louis Vuitton vs Notre Dame by Pedro Ribs 
Pedro Ribs, art director at Brazilian studio Entrequadra Novas Mídias, has envisioned a Notre-Dame rebuilt by Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH), as a response to the corporation's donation of ?200 million to the cathedral's renovation fund.
The project sees the cathedral rebuilt as it was before the fire, but with the Louis Vuitton print used across the roof and square in front of the west entrance. The Louis Vuitton Notre-Dame would be complete with the fashion brand's logo placed over the rose windows, and on flags flying from its towers and rebuilt spire.

The Car Park by Pascal Sme...
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