Friday, 14 September 2012
LILLE - THE CATHEDRAL OF NOTRE DAME DE TREILLE
The cathedral's construction begun in 1854 but the building works were finished as late as in 1999 .
The building was built in a gothic - revival / neo - gothic style and is a very controversial structure as its design evolved from mentioned earlier neo - gothic to a contemporary look .
The front elevation designed by architect Pierre Louis Carlier is nothing like the side elevations, rear and the plan of the temple.
It has an enormous size pointed - neo- gothic arch - of unnatural scale made of a waterproof fabric streched over a steel structure looking like a scaffolding.
The side of the front elevation is cladded with a grey stone - to put it very politely; it is not the best design to my and others opinion.Probably, the only thing worth of seing there are the side and rear elevation in a neo gothic style, the arrangement of interiors and a fantastic play of light going throgh stained glass windows and half opaque front elevation feature.
Any comments are warm welcomed.
If you like to find out more about the architecture of Lille , see our previous posts below:
LILLE - PAROISSE DU SACRE COEUR - CHURCH OF SACRED HEART
LILLE - OPERA HOUSE
LILLE - ST CATHERINES CHURCH -EGLISE SAINTE CATHERINE DE LILLE
LILLE - CITADEL OF LILLE