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Architecture Competition: Rethinking Notre Dame

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Architecture Competition: Rethinking Notre Dame

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Rethinking Notre-Dame seeks to rethink the ways of intervening to establish a dialogue between the spaces of the past and the ways of life of the present. The contest seeks to reactivate Notre Dame, articulating its heritage and cultural values with contemporary habitability. For this, there is no single vision like rehabilitating Notre Dame. That is why three categories are proposed in which the forms of intervention, CONSERVATION, SUSTAINABILITY and INSTALLATION can be used.

Short Description

Under the Paris night of April 15, televisions and social networks, so the Notre-Dame cathedral is observed by the whole planet. The history of the city conserves Notre-Dame. A city that will never be like before, but that raises several questions: Is this global disaster an opportunity to collectively rethink the role of heritage in today’s culture? Are these great monuments, a system of immunity of cities against a culture of waste and immediate obsolescence? What is the dialogue that can be established between the past and contemporary architectures?


reTHINKING competitions

Link to Competition

Link to Registration form


A special recognition will be made for the 48 best proposals, awarding a prize of a total of € 3500 distributed as follows:
First Prize – 1.000€
Three Accesits (1 by category) – 3 x 500 €
Nine Gold Mention (3 by category)- 9 x 100 €
Special Award reTH!NKING – 100 € + registration next contest (50 €)
30 Honourable Mentions (10 by category) – No economic prize

In addition the rethinking team is committed to the dissemination of the project through:
-Publication in magazines
-Publishing in blogs / architecture websites
-Publication in reTHINKING media

Type of Competition

Open to the public/Minimum requirements (Open to anyone that complies with the requirements), Single stage (Winners selected immediately)

Who can Participate

All students and architects or related professions anywhere inthe world can participate in the contest.
Participation can be individual or in groups, being eight (8) the maximum number of members. Team members can be from all disciplines (artists, philosophers, photographers, etc.),without being necessary, although advisable, the presence of an architect or architecture student. It is allowed that members are from different universities and countries.

Dates and Time Frame

Registration Opens May 30, 2019
Registration Closes September 4, 2019
Deadline to Submit Project September 4, 2019
Winners announcement Date October 31, 2019


English, Spanish

Location of Competition

Paris, France

Location of Project (if developed)

Paris, France

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