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Modern Architecture: New Strasbourg Cathedral, Strasbourg, France by Axis Mundi

Photo of new Strasbourg cathedral as seen from the square
Modern Architecture: New Strasbourg Cathedral, Strasbourg, France by Axis Mundi
© Axis Mundi Design LLC/Viviane Liao and Masaru Ogasawara 

Axes Mundi, an architect and designer from New York was invited to design new Strasbourg cathedral, France. His proposal consists a series of unfolded concrete arches were designed to create majestic volumes of light for the interior spaces. Strasbourg is getting some amazing modern architecture.


Above the main entry, a bas-relief of a digitized abstraction of a Gothic cathedral is made to play with the sun. As As the sun rises in the east, it will cast shadows on the facade, and the bas-relief will become visible. During the course of the day it should gradually disappear. The structure is set to be built out of structurally reinforced concrete, limestone, seamed structural glass, bronze, and oak.

Photo of new Strasbourg cathedral as seen from the entrance looking up to detailed facade
Modern Architecture: New Strasbourg Cathedral, Strasbourg, France by Axis Mundi
© Axis Mundi Design LLC/Viviane Liao and Masaru Ogasawara 

Photo of new Strasbourg cathedral interiors
Modern Architecture: New Strasbourg Cathedral, Strasbourg, France by Axis Mundi
© Axis Mundi Design LLC/Viviane Liao and Masaru Ogasawara 

Photo of new Strasbourg cathedral as seen at night from the main square
Modern Architecture: New Strasbourg Cathedral, Strasbourg, France by Axis Mundi
© Axis Mundi Design LLC/Viviane Liao and Masaru Ogasawara 

Photo of new Strasbourg cathedral roof and glass facade
Modern Architecture: New Strasbourg Cathedral, Strasbourg, France by Axis Mundi
© Axis Mundi Design LLC/Viviane Liao and Masaru Ogasawara 

Illustration of facade making on new Strasbourg cathedral
Modern Architecture: New Strasbourg Cathedral, Strasbourg, France by Axis Mundi
© Axis Mundi Design LLC/Viviane Liao and Masaru Ogasawara 

Model of new Strasbourg cathedral made in wood
Modern Architecture: New Strasbourg Cathedral, Strasbourg, France by Axis Mundi
© Axis Mundi Design LLC/Viviane Liao and Masaru Ogasawara 

Floor plan model of new Strasbourg cathedral made in wood
Modern Architecture: New Strasbourg Cathedral, Strasbourg, France by Axis Mundi
© Axis Mundi Design LLC/Viviane Liao and Masaru Ogasawara 



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