French architecture firm proposes to top Notre Dame with greenhouse, apiary

French architecture firm proposes to top Notre Dame with greenhouse, apiary
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[Ed. – They do put men in clerical garb in their concept images, and show a statue of Jesus lurking among the vegetation in the greenhouse.]

The proposal was shared after French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe proposed ‘an international architecture competition’ to rebuild the iconic cathedral’s spire which was completely destroyed in the fast-spreading blaze on April 15.

Prime Minister Philippe shared his wish that the cathedral should be ‘adapted to issues of our time’ and architects Studio NAB have come up with the concept of turning the damaged roof into a giant greenhouse as a homage to the importance of nature.

The French studio has now showed off its design, which comes with an apiary that takes the place of the spire.

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This will house the 180,000 or so bees that survived the fire. …

They envisage that the greenhouse and apiary would act as an education hub where people can learn about horticulture and urban agriculture.

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