Notre-Dame de Paris new roof and spire envisioned by Miysis studio - Image by Miysis studio.
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Paris – Saddened by the images of Notre-Dame de Paris engulfed by a devastating fire last month, Belgian visualisation studio Miysis envisioned to create a glass roof and a new iconic spire “that would respect the original style of the iconic cathedral, and would also be representative of our time as well”.

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Sobriety is the way to go for this building, above all religious, historical and cultural aspects,” explain at Miysis Studio. A stained glass canopy taking up the rhythm and position of the original frame preserves the dimensions and volumes of the original roof without distorting the silhouette of the building.

Notre-Dame de Paris new roof and spire envisioned by Miysis studio - Image by Miysis studio.

The studio has designed a new space accessible to the public. Plants and trees populate the volume under the glass roof that Notre-Dame intimates use call The Forest while a wooden floor is reminiscent of the original structure that has now disappeared.

Notre-Dame de Paris new roof and spire envisioned by Miysis studio - Image by Miysis studio.

We made the choice not to duplicate everything that was lost. Yet it seemed important to us not to deny the know-how that allowed the construction of a very complex wooden structure that had become mythical.”

Notre-Dame de Paris new roof and spire envisioned by Miysis studio - Image by Miysis studio.

Miysis proposed rebuilding the spire, “reconstructed identical, by the best craftsmen, dressed in more modern materials and whose appearance is undeniably faithful to the original.”

Notre-Dame de Paris new roof and spire envisioned by Miysis studio - Image by Miysis studio.

At Miysis, we are neither carpenters nor architects, but we visualize the future through synthetic images. Far from the real, but bearers of a message of hope for a new future. Our proposal accepts the ravages of the flames and, from the ashes, sees the rebirth of this church, a little different and even more welcoming.”

Notre-Dame de Paris new roof and spire envisioned by Miysis studio - Image by Miysis studio.
Notre-Dame de Paris new roof and spire envisioned by Miysis studio - Image by Miysis studio.Notre-Dame de Paris new roof and spire envisioned by Miysis studio - Image by Miysis studio.

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Notre-Dame de Paris new roof and spire envisioned by Miysis studio - Image by Miysis studio.