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The Green Cathedral Is an Interpretation of Paris’ Notre Dame in Trees

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by Andrew Michler last modified Oct 11, 2011

John Muir once called a redwood grove his cathedral. Similar in vein, De Groene Kathedraal (translated as the Green Cathedral) is an organic copy of the famed Notre Dame, and is very much in the spirit of the great naturalist. By accident, A Daily Dose of Architecture came across the living building on Google Maps, and found that this Dutch [...]




 

 

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John Muir once called a redwood grove his cathedral. Similar in vein, De Groene Kathedraal (translated as the Green Cathedral) is an organic copy of the famed Notre Dame, and is very much in the spirit of the great naturalist. By accident, A Daily Dose of Architecture came across the living building on Google Maps, and found that this Dutch cathedral had been grown rather than built in southern Flevoland, Netherlands. Planted by artist Marinus Boezem in 1987, the cathedral consists of 178 Lombardy poplar trees that form the walls of the cathedral, with pathways mirroring the arches of the famous Parisian landmark.

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