Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris receives 30,000 visitors a day. Very few of them however will notice the three steps that lead up to the altar at the heart of the 650-year-old listed building. Visitors have free access to the altar when there is no mass in progress. But until 2015, this free access did not include the cathedral’s wheelchair users.
Now, a customised lift solution from Denmark’s Stepless by Guldmann has changed all this.
International architect at the helm
Internationally renowned architect, Benjamin Mouton, is in charge of architectural design at Notre Dame.
The solution for Notre Dame was designed and manufactured at Guldmann’s studio in Aarhus, so close collaboration between the development department and the French architect, as well as the contractors, was crucial to the end result.