A group of French architects presented a green project for the cathedral restoration. They plan to add plants, trees and even an apiary on the main spire.
Studio NAB proposed to rebuild Notre Dame’s roof as a big public greenhouse. Their proposal intends to seize the intended restructuring as an opportunity to create a place where conservation, enrichment of an exceptional heritage and the challenges of society’s ecology and equal opportunities are all taken into account. The complete draft can be found in Designboom.
“Notre Dame de Paris in green for all of us”
The greenhouse is imagined as a place to enable the professional reintegration of the poor by learning urban agriculture, horticulture and permaculture while reconnecting children to nature and educating them through workshops.
The burnt oak framework, nicknamed the forest, will be reused to create all the planters and facilities present in the greenhouse. The design also respects the original silhouette of the building and the different figures that inhabited it. the roof cover is imagined in a gold-tone steel structure and filled with glass panels, all respecting the initial sequencing of the roofs.
With this project, studio NAB aims to invigorate debate into the future restoration while also demonstrating their idea of creating a place that helps address the most pressing issues within our current world.