The Executive Director of the Pritzker Prize and Dean of the School of Architecture and Design of IE University, Marta Thorne, has defended a balanced reconstruction of the Notre Dame Cathedral, after the fire. In her opinion, the essence of architecture, of the “most outstanding elements”, at the architectural and artistic level, with the use of new techniques and materials must be compensated.
“It does not make sense to rebuild the original ceiling, we must consider what materials are appropriate for the structure, they can be made of wood or other material, that has to be analyzed and propose different proposals,” he said in this regard in an interview with Europa Press.
Likewise, she pointed out that, although it is necessary to wait to see what different reports gather, she does not see that a negligence during the restoration works of the Parisian building was the cause of the fire, because the professionals in charge of the restoration “are very careful and proceed slowly”.
“When people want a building, they usually take good care of it, Notre Dame was one of those unpredictable things, it’s unfortunate, but it’s just an accident,” she assured.