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Alex Nerovnya's Cathedral Concept for Notre-Dame is Contemporary

 - May 15, 2019
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In the cathedral concepts for France's competition for the Notre-Dame rebuild, designers are embracing contemporary architecture. As many are finding it hard to move beyond the ultra-romantic connotations that were partially lost during the great fire earlier this year, this take might prove to be somewhat controversial.

The vision is facilitated by Russian architect Alex Nerovnya and the aim is to utilize contemporary "knowledge and architectural achievement to make [the Notre-Dame cathedral] better." It is not hard to imagine why the public might seem reluctant to side with a cathedral concept that radically switches the material that was expected — surely a glass-roofed Notre-Dame is quite divergent from the original. However, Alex Nerovnya pushes the boundaries of cathedral design and attempts to motivate his audience to think in new and change-focused ways.