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On April 15th, 2021 the world held witnessed the a legendary architectural icon, the Notre-Dame, engulfed in flames.
A few hours later the centuries-old cathedral was secured but it was left severely damaged. The question on everyone’s mind, what happens now ? This question sparked a debate that was heated and emotional but extraordinarily important for the world heritage.
GoArchitect organized a democratic design competition to celebrate this debate and over 200 designers from 56 countries submitted designs. In July, over 30,000 people signed up and voted for their favorite designs.
Visions of Notre-Dame is a beautiful, 600 page hardcover book celebrating all 226 designs submitted to The People’s Notre-Dame Cathedral Design Competition. Each design, from the incredible to the wacky, is shown in rich color on large A4 pages.
Whether you see each design as a little crazy or a work of art; this book celebrates the human desire to create. It will delight architecture fans and makes a perfect gift for professionals and even children.
This book helps to celebrate the designers from 56 countries submitted to The People’s Notre-Dame Cathedral Design Competition.
From rural Canada to downtown Shanghai, designers from around the world put their personality, aspirations, and soul into their designs. What’s important to us is that this book fosters the belief that creativity in the face of tragedy is precious.