The French senate has decided that the fire-damaged Notre-Dame is to be reconstructed exactly to its original state. The country’s government had previously hinted at a preference for a modern interpretation and had even launched an international architecture competition for ideas. However, with the senate’s decision, a different path has been settled.
In recent weeks, a multitude of modern proposals and interpretations for the restoration of the roof have surfaced, many with a mixture of modern design, new functions or sustainable construction methods.
Those ideas are now all being tossed aside in favour of an exact replication of the damaged parts.