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Practice information
Key architects Steen S. Trojaborg
Poul Ove Jensen
Daniel V. Hayden
Partners Steen S. Trojaborg
Daniel V. Hayden
Founded 1971 (1971)
Location Copenhagen
Significant works and honors
Buildings Danish National Bank
DR Television Headquarter
National Bank of Iraq

Dissing+Weitling is an architecture and design practice in Copenhagen, Denmark. The founders and namesakes Hans Dissing and Otto Weitling founded the firm upon the death of Arne Jacobsen as a continuation of his office where both had been key employees.[1]

Dissing+Weitling is particularly notable for the design of a great number of bridges around the world, ranging from small pedestrian and bicycle bridges to some of the longest bridges in the world, including the Danish Great Belt and Øresund Bridges.


Hans Dissing and Otto Weitling were key employees at Arne Jacobsen's office and they founded Dissing+Weitling in 1971 upon his death to continue and complete his unfinished projects. These included a city hall in Mainz, Germany, which has been extended also by Dissing+Weitling in 2008, a holiday resort on the north German island of Fehmarn, the Danish Embasssy in London. In 1972, the firm won competitions for the IBM Centre in Hamburg and the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen in Düsseldorf, establishing the firm's name in its own right. Hans Dissing died in 1998 and Otto Weitling retired from the firm in 2002. Key architects and partners of the past were: Dieter Fremerey, Erik P. Handschuh, Poul Ove Jensen, Pouli H. Møller, Bodil A. Schaltz, Reihnard Schmidt-Petersen, Reinhard Tölke, Teit Weylandt, Stig Mikkelsen. Current partners are: Steen S. Trojaborg, Daniel V. Hayden.

Selected Projects[edit]



Under construction



  1. ^ a b "Dissing + Weitling Architects, Denmark". e-architect. Retrieved 2009-07-20. 
  2. ^ "Central Bank of Iraq". Archnet. Archived from the original on 2010-06-19. Retrieved 2010-06-13. 
  3. ^ "Izmit Bay bridge". Dissing+Weitling architecture. Archived from the original on 2013-10-02. Retrieved 2013-03-31. 
  4. ^ "Cowi og Dissing+Weitling i norsk samarbejde". Building Supply. Retrieved 2009-07-20. 
  5. ^ "Simple. Elegant. Joyous". World Architecture News (in Danish). Retrieved 13 March 2015. 

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