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WorldNotre Dame: Architect unveils striking proposal for 'green' cathedral

16:51  10 may  2019
16:51  10 may  2019 Source:   cnn.com

Officials warn of lead pollution risks after Notre-Dame blaze

Officials warn of lead pollution risks after Notre-Dame blaze The fire that ravaged the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris last month released lead particles that have settled in potentially dangerous amounts in areas surrounding the church, officials said Thursday. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Analysis carried out since the April 15 blaze has detected lead dust in "very significant" levels on some streets and pavements outside the cathedral, which remain off limits to the public.

These are plans for the damaged Notre - Dame Cathedral . These are plans for the damaged Notre - Dame Cathedral . They have been unveiled by award-winning architect Vincent Callebau. Yes, that is snow falling on green grass in the middle of spring.

European Architecture Series Notre - Dame Cathedral , Paris History and Gothic Architectural Design. Notre - Dame is also famous for its external statues and gargoyles arranged around the outside to serve as extra column supports and drainage pipes.

The rebuilt Notre Dame could feature a futuristic glass design, solar power, and an urban farm that supports vulnerable and homeless Parisians, if one architecture firm's vision is realized.

In April, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced an international competition for architects to redesign the cathedral's 19th century spire, which collapsed after a fire devastated the 850-year-old Gothic landmark. Paris firm Vincent Callebaut Architectures responded to the call with an innovative, eco-friendly design that supports the local population and produces more energy than it uses.

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Notre Dame: ABC News gets exclusive first look inside the fire-ravaged cathedral It’s been nearly a month since the flames leaping from Notre Dame cathedral in Paris left the world aghast. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); The cathedral’s 19th century spire collapsed into the church’s nave, irreparably piercing through the 850-year-old building, a landmark of Gothic architecture sitting in the heart of France's capital.

Green Architect Proposes Towering Glass Spire for Reconstruction of Notre - Dame . Renowned green architect Vincent Callebaut has published his concept for the reconstruction of Notre - Dame Cathedral .

The Cathedral of Notre - Dame , where a large fire broke out on Monday evening, is among the most famous landmarks in Paris, drawing about 13 million visitors a year. Fire struck yet again in the 13th century, prompting additional work on the cathedral between 1230 and 1240, according to the book

The Vincent Callebaut project is titled "Palingenesis," a Greek concept of rebirth or recreation. The firm proposes a new roof made of glass, oak and carbon fiber, which connects "in one single curved stroke of pencil" to the sloping spire. The rooster which topped the original spire, retrieved from the rubble after the fire, will resume its watch from the new glass design, while the cathedral's choir will be "bathed in natural light."

Beneath the spire, the roof will host a fruit and vegetable farm run by charities and volunteers, in order to produce free food for vulnerable local people. "Up to 21 tons of fruits and vegetables could be harvested and directly redistributed for free each year," the firm said in a press release. "To that end, a farmers' market would be held every week on the forecourt of Notre Dame."

Paris Notre Dame cathedral rebuilding plans begin; fire-damaged landmark still attracts tourists

Paris Notre Dame cathedral rebuilding plans begin; fire-damaged landmark still attracts tourists Notre Dame cathedral in Paris looks like it did just before the flames appeared: a construction site. Rebuilding plans have begun and tourists visit.

The Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Amiens (French: Basilique Cathédrale Notre - Dame d'Amiens), or simply Amiens Cathedral , is a Roman Catholic church. The cathedral is the seat of the Bishop of Amiens.

The Notre Dame Cathedral Paris or Notre Dame de Paris (Meaning ‘Our Lady of Paris’ in French) is a Gothic cathedral located in the fourth arrondissement of Paris, France, It has its main entrance to the west. The island is on the eastern half of the Île de la Cité.

The roof and spire will also produce electricity, heat and ventilation for the cathedral: an "organic active layer" within the glass will provide solar power, while the roof's diamond-shaped "scales" will open to offer natural ventilation -- a design inspired by termite mounds. The spire will act as a "thermal buffer space" in which hot air accumulates in winter.

"How can we write the contemporary history of our country, but also that of science, art and spirituality together?" the firm said in a press release. "We seek to present a transcendent project, a symbol of a resilient and ecological future."

If the Vincent Callebaut design is selected, the firm said, the reborn Notre Dame will define "the new face of the Church in the 21st century," presenting "a fairer symbiotic relationship between humans and nature."

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