Dietmar Feichtinger

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

After graduating in 1988 from the Technical University in Graz with honors, he moves to Paris in 1989 where he founds the studio Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes in 1994. Today, the firm counts 35 employees.

In 1998 he wins the competition for the Passerelle Simone-de-Beauvoir over the Seine, facing the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. Inaugurated by Bertrand Delanoë on 13 July 2006, the bridge has a total length of 304 meters and a clear span of 190 meters and is the first of the 37 Parisian bridges to carry the name of a female personality.

In 2002 Dietmar Feichtinger wins the competition for the new access bridge to Mont Saint-Michel, monument classified world heritage by UNESCO, with a total length of 1841 meters. The ‘jetty’, as the architect calls this bridge, is open to pedestrians since July 2014 and shuttles since December 2014. During high tides the Mount becomes an island again thanks to the global restoring operation of its maritime character that began in 1995 and is provided by the Syndicat Mixte Baie du Mont-Saint Michel.

If the Austrian architect refuses to be seen as a 'bridge specialist', he is the author of 13 bridges and footbridges built in Europe including several with extremely slender, minimalist structure like the Three Country Bridge between France and Germany over the Rhine (greatest free span worldwide on arch bridges of 238 m) and the Peace Bridge in Lyon that opened to the public in March 2014, linking the district Caluire-et-Cuire to the convention center Cité International.

The work of Dietmar Feichtinger is closely linked to a strong structural idea and innovative technical solutions. This elegant and sensitive architecture, beyond fashions and mannerisms, has been recognized through numerous awards and honors. In 2014, Dietmar Feichtinger was elected permanent member of the Academy of Arts Berlin.

Currently, the studio works on the extension of the station and maritime center of Ostend in Belgium, the new headquarters of Veolia Environnement in Paris, Porte d'Aubervilliers and the Centre for Research in Neuroscience on the Saclay Nuclear Research Centre campus as part of the Paris-Saclay operation, one of the main projects of the Grand Paris, development project for the whole of the Paris metropolitan area.


Awards[edit]

Feichtinger received 2008 the German Bridge Award for the Three Country Bridge
  • 2015 Mies-van-der-Rohe-Award 2015, Nomination of the Jetty to the Mont Saint-Michel
  • 2014 Nominated permanent member of the Academy of Arts Berlin
  • 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

Bibliography[edit]

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

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