The competition for the rebuild of Notre Dame’s fallen spire has seen architects from around the globe putting their two cents in. Let's take a look at some of the most interesting ideas so far.

Studio NAB

Studio NAB Notre Dame
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French architecture firm Studio NAB has suggested a rooftop greenhouse that would embrace biodiversity, education and solidarity.

Mathieu Lehanneur

Mathieu Lehanneur Notre Dame
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French designer Mathieu Lehanneur has suggested not building a new spire or roof but instead recreating and immortalising the flames, creating a monumental piece covered in gold leaves.

Studio Fuksas

Studio Fuksas Notre Dame
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Symbolic of the fragility of history and spirituality, Italian architecture firm Studio Fuksas has suggested a new roof and spire made from Baccarat crystal, which could be lit up at night.


Vizumatelier Notre Dame
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Slovak firm Vizumatelier has proposed a lightweight tower which will exude a beam of light that will project into the sky. According to the architect, this is a reference to the Gothic period where architects were trying to reach the sky.

AJ6 Studio

AJ6 Studio Notre Dame
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Also referencing Gothic architecture, Brazilian firm AJ6 Studio has proposed a roof and spire made almost completely of stained glass.


Conc3rde Notre Dame
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Dutch design firm Conc3rde has proposed using 3D printing to reproduce lost sections of Notre Dame and to even use some of the ashes from the fire as a material in the rebuild. The firm has already printed a version of Le Styrge.