Dietmar Feichtinger

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Dietmar Feichtinger (born 18 November 1961) is an Austrian architect established since 1989 in Paris.

Feichtinger was born in Bruck an der Mur. He studied architecture at the Graz University of Technology and graduated [summa] cum laude in 1988. After gaining initial experience with Prof. Huth, Prof. Giencke and Prof. Kada, he moved to Paris in 1989, working at Chaix/Morel where he was appointed associate architect and project manager. In 1994 he founded Feichtinger Architectes, with headquarters in Paris, and in 2002 he opened a subsidiary in Vienna. Feichtinger has taught at a number of universities since 1994 - the University of Paris 6-La Villette, the RWTH Aachen, the University of Innsbruck and the University of Vienna - and has lectured extensively on the work of the practice. In 1998 he was awarded the Kunstpreis Berlin by the Academy of Arts.

He designed the Simone-de-Beauvoir footbridge in Paris, exceptional 190 m free-span in innovating the new combined structure, won the European competition for the Mont Saint-Michel pedestrian causeway bridge (completion Summer 2014) and the Three Countries Bridge the longest arch footbridge in the world linking France and Germany over the Rhine(inaugurated 30 June 2007).

He pays close attention to the structures. "The bones of the building - that is what every architect should be interested in." His bridges are, in that sense, a stylistic exercise: "This is all-revealing architecture, you can conceal nothing. It is the basic principles that make the project."


Feichtinger received 2008 the German Bridge Award for the Three Country Bridge
Simone de Beauvoir Footbridge, Paris
  • 2012 Equerre d‘Argent, French architecture prize, special mention School Center Lucie Aubrac, Nanterre, France
  • 2011 Mies-van-der-Rohe Award 2011, nomination of 2 projects : Administration building voestalpine Linz and County Hospital, Klagenfurt, Austria
  • 2011 ZV Bauherrenpreis, Austria, 2011, County hospital, Klagenfurt, Austria
  • 2011 Ernst Plischke Preis 2011, awarded, Bilger-Breustedt Schoolgroup, Taufkirchen, Austria
  • 2011 EU Green Building Certification, Department hospital, Klagenfurt, Austria
  • 2011 Footbridge Award, Category Téchnique, Footbridge Valmy, La Défense - Paris, France
  • 2010 Best Office Award, Category International, Administration building voestalpine Linz, Austria
  • 2010 Plus Beaux Ouvrages de construction Métallique, Footbridges Braque, Miro et Chagall in Strasbourg, France
  • 2010 Prix DETAIL, nomination, Cooperate Identity, Administration building voestalpine Linz, Austria
  • 2009 Wood Award, Land of Upper Austria, Bilger-Breustedt School group, Taufkirchen, Austria
  • 2009 ZV Bauherrenpreis, Austria 2009, Bilger-Breustedt School group, Taufkirchen, Austria
  • 2009 DETAIL Award, Innovation Stahl, Passerelle Simone-de-Beauvoir, Paris, France
  • 2008 German Bridge and Footbridge Award, Footbridge over the Rhine
  • 2008 Footbridge Award, Passerelle Simone de Beauvoir category aesthetics; Three Country Bridge, technical category
  • 2008 Hayden Medal, USA, Three Country Bridge
  • 2008 ECCS Award
  • 2008 German Award for steel construction, Three Country Bridge
  • 2007 Mies van der Rohe Award, nomination of 3 projects of the office
  • 2007 European Steel Design Award, Simone de Beauvoir footbridge
  • 2007 ZV Bauherrenpreis, Austria, University Camus Krems, Austira
  • 2007 Renault Future Traffic Award, Footbridge over the Rhine
  • 2007 Building of the year Museum footbridge
  • 2007 Architecture Award of the Land of Styria, Geramb-Rose, Cultural Center Weiz
  • 2006 Equerre d'argent, French architecture award for the Simone de Beauvoir Bridge, Paris
  • 2006 Architecture Award of the Land of Lower Austria
  • 2006 Award for the best building 2006, Shanghai Bridge Hamburg, Germany
  • 2005 Nomination Equerre d'argent, French architecture award
  • 1998 Kunstpreis Berlin, career promotion award for architecture made by the Akademie der Künste (Academy of Arts)

Selection of completed projects[edit]

Financial center Voestalpine in Linz, Austria
  • Sportcenter Jules Ladoumègue, Paris, France, completed 2014
  • Peace footbridge over the Rhone, Lyon, France, completed 2014
  • Sport Center Hector Berlioz, Vincennes, France, completed 2013
  • University of Provence, Aix-en-Provence, France, completed 2013
  • School group Albert Camus, Coulaines, France, completed 2013
  • School group Lucie Aubrac, Nanterre, France, completed 2012
  • New City Center, commercial center, kindergarten and multiplex cinema, Montreuil-sous-Bois, France,completed 2012
  • Footbridge Oude Dokken, Gent, Belgium, completed 2012
  • 77 housing units Eurgoate, 0 Energy, Vienne, Austria, completed 2012
  • 70 housing units and kindergarten Lehen, Salzburg, Austria, completed 2012
  • 93 housing units and retail space, Paris, France, completed 2012
  • Moveable and fix footbridge, Willebroek, Belgium, completed 2012
  • County Hospital of Carinthy, Klagenfurt, Austria, completed 2009
  • Office Voestalpine, Linz, Austria, completed 2009
  • Bilger-Breustedt School Group, Taufkirchen, Austria, completed 2009
  • Three Footbridges - BRAQUE, CHAGALL, MIRO, Strasbourg, France, completed 2008
  • Footbridge Valmy, Paris, La Défense, France, completed 2007
  • Museum Footbridge, Hamburg, Germany, completed 2007
  • Footbridge Simone de Beauvoir, Paris, France, completed 2006
  • Shanghai Bridge, Hamburg, Germany, completed 2006
  • Three-country Footbridge, Weil-am-Rhein, Germany | Huningue, France, completed 2006
  • University Campus, Krems, Austria, completed 2005
  • Cultural Center, Weiz, Austria, completed 2005
  • Logistic center A1, Gennevilliers, France, completed 2005


Feichtinger Architectes "Passerelle Simone-de-Beauvoir Paris", AAM Editions, Brüssel 2007, ISBN 978-2-87143-175-6

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