France is going to organise an international architecture competition to rebuild the spire of Notre-Dame Cathedral since it collapsed in a devastating fire that damaged most of the cathedral.
The idea to hold this competition comes after Emmanuel Macron, the French president, said that the cathedral would be rebuilt within five years. A part of the cost of reconstruction of the 850-year-old Notre-Dame will be covered through donations, with $AUD 1 billion already pledged.
The main roof and the spire collapsed, but, luckily, the main structure with two rectangular towers survived. The founder of Farshid Moussavi Architecture, Farshid Moussavi said that this is an opportunity to rebuild the cathedral by gathering talent, just like when it was originally constructed.
She believes that rebuilding is a way to expand the history of the building. Moussavi said that the international community could join in the rebuilding of the Notre-Dame since it is a world heritage landmark, unlike in the Gothic era, when each country was competing against each other in showing off their piety.
Irène Djao-Rakitine, the French architect, said that best architects and artisans in the world would be needed to rebuild the famous landmark.
It is expected that more details will be released by the French government in the future.