Notre Dame Tower

2019

The purpose of building the construction model of the crossing tower of the Roman Catholic Church of Notre Dame de Paris was to study and understand the construction methods and techniques of this building, which was designed by the French architect Eugène Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc. Following the fire of Notre Dame's ecclesiastical tower, on 15 April 2019, the construction of this model was an attempt to reconstruct and study the structure and construction of this tower at a scale of 1 to 50. Due to the lack of structural documentation of this building and the old documents used for the design and construction of this model, the reconstruction took longer than expected. Very important information included the connection angles and overleafing of columns and beams, the diameter of beams and columns, as well as the stability of the building and the method of wood cutting. For this reason, the slightest change in the connection angle of the timbers affected the entire structure of the model.

    Approximately 70 metres of beams (6*3, 6*4 and 6*6 mm) were used in the construction. One of the main challenges of reconstructing this model was to calculate the weight of the timber at different heights of the tower. Of course, the closer we got to the top of the tower, the less weight and diameter the beams and columns used had to have in order to put less stress on the structure. Another difficulty in making this model was having to cut and sand most of the parts by hand. In these pictures, the development process and the completion of the tower can be seen in detail.

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