Poul Ove Jensen
Bridge Director & Architect MAA

As former managing director of DISSING+WEITLINGand present Director of Bridges at the firm, Poul Ove Jensen has extensive experience in the directing and management of project groups as well as concept development and detailed design. 

He is a leading international bridge architect, who is recognised for his profound understanding of structure, his innate capability to fuse structure with aesthetics, and his hands-on participation in the creative process. 


Date of Birth
10th March 1937

1981 Cand. Arch, Architect MAA, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts,
School of Architecture, Copenhagen, Denmark

Professional Affiliations
The Architects’ Association of Denmark (MAA)
IABSE International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering
International Architect Association


2011-             Design Director of Bridges and Infrastructures department
1988-2011     Head of DISSING+WEITLING's Bridges and Infrastructures department
2001-2004   Partner at DISSING+WEITLING architecture a|s
1996-2001    Managing Director at DISSING+WEITLING architecture a|s
1985-1995    Partner at D+W
1972-1984     DISSING+WEITLING architecture a|s
1970-1972     UNDP United Nations Development Programme
1963-1970     Professor Architect Arne Jacobsen

2011               The Eckersberg Medal
2006             Canon of Danish Architecture – The Great Belt Link, the Danish Ministry of Culture
2000             South African Institute of Civil engineering Award of the Century, Nelson Mandela Bridge
1999              Nykredit Architect Award
1998              FIP Award for outstanding Structures, The Great Belt Link, East Bridge
1996              Architecture Prize of the Danish Council of Practicing Architects