dietmar feichtinger architectes curves peace footbridge over river in lyon
dietmar feichtinger architectes curves peace footbridge over river in lyon dietmar feichtinger architectes curves peace footbridge over river in lyon
apr 16, 2014

dietmar feichtinger architectes curves peace footbridge over river in lyon

dietmar feichtinger architectes curves peace footbridge over river in lyon
all images courtesy of dietmar feichtinger architectes




the curved steel and wood bridge by dietmar feichtinger architectes spans 157 meters across the river rhône in lyon, france. the asymmetrical design consists of two arched platforms that offer pedestrians and cyclists the option of entering at different heights on either side of the river. the separate pathways converge at a central plaza in the middle, creating a space where people can stop along their journey and enjoy views out over the water. linking the sides of the city together, the slim-line volume is intentionally transparent to maximize sight lines down the river. the wooden deck is made from oak with anti-slipping epoxy resin bands and silex. the inox handrails and main structure have LED lights integrated into them, making the bridge glow at nighttime.


the bridge provides residents with a leisurely stroll across the water


two walkways span over the river


the second pathway links the lower parts of the river bank


the main footbridge becomes a public space where one can stop and look over the river


site plan









project info:


client: communauté urbaine de lyon
team: DFA – dietmar feichtinger architectes; sbp gmbh – structural engineering, wacker ingenieure – aerodynamic studies
total length: 220 m
clear span: 157 m
width: 1,5m / 5m / 8,8m
start of planning: september 2009
completion: march 2014
cost: 9.8 m euros



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  • Seen for itself it’s really lovely – but not for wheelchairs. Or is it like that to stop bikers using it?
    Again: it’s really beautiful! But beeing that is not the only purpose that a building has to fulfil.

    Dirk16 says:
  • Love it!

    Atelier Argos says:

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