Two designers suggest that the charred remains of the cathedral can be reused for its restoration.

Cutting-edge technology may play an unprecedented role in the reconstruction of Notre Dame Cathedral after last week’s devastating fire.

A Dutch design firm, Conc3rde, has proposed 3-D printing lost sections of the famous Gothic church—and even using ashes from the fire as a material.

“As the extent of the damage becomes clear, it is time to think about how to rebuild this sacred monument that has seen so much history,” according to a written proposal from Conc3rde co-founders Eric Geboers and Matteo Baldassari.

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A Dutch Company Has a Plan to Rebuild Notre Dame From the Ashes—Literally—Using 3-D Printing