This article is by: South China Morning Post
Read more about it here: Chinese architects win international contest to redesign Notre Dame’s roof and spire after devastating fire
An excerpt from South China Morning Post:
US publishing company GoArchitect announced on Monday that Cai Zeyu and Li Sibei were the winners of the People’s Notre Dame Design Competition, a worldwide competition to come up with a modern redesign after the devastating fire in April. Their design was selected from 226 proposals from 56 countries in an online vote of 30,000 people, with the other finalists coming from Canada, Japan, the United States and Britain.
The winning proposal from the Chinese pair, named Paris Heartbeat, would see the cathedral being given a mirrored roof and spire that would reflect the cityscape and produce a kaleidoscopic effect. “The spire’s tip, symbolising the Paris heartbeat, moves rhythmically up and down breathing and beating together with the city,” Cai said, adding that people would be able to see the light’s kaleidoscopic reflections inside the tower.
He said their design had tried to visualise the cathedral’s rebirth using architectural language, adding that this was “the best way to show our great respect for the past of Notre Dame and best wishes for its future”.
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