Clair Obscur | Notre Dame



Notre Dame

After the fire disaster, we see an opportunity to create a place for contemplation and self-reflection under the new roof, for those people who specifically come for a spiritual visit.

Spiritual Chapel

While restoring the roof and spire, a chapel with spiritual value will be realised at the same time. Another layer of meaning will be added, like was done in previous centuries.

Light & Water

Our aim is to materialise light in such a way that symbols of Christianity are created.
In Christianity, light and water play an essential role, just like in many other religions.
We’d like to create a Christian place where all religions can meet. 


Incoming light materialises in the shape of rose windows and a cross.
Water reflects the light and flows with the sound of silence.
Over a bridge they guide the visitors to a place for contemplation and self-reflection.


The rooftop is split over the full length, holding a lineair glass element that allows light into the attic. This glass element sticks out, showing former decoration engraved as a hologram in the glass.

The glass divides the spire into four quarters to make light enter the chapel cross shaped. Former decorations of the spire fill the quarters.

Through the watercross light enters the cathedral below.




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