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ANSSI LASSILA of OOPEAA is lecturing at the Wood Architecture Days in Tallin and in Helsinki

posted on November 7th 2016 in News

INTERNATIONAL WOOD ARCHITECTURE CONFERENCE
WOOD – NATURE’S KEY TO A BETTER LIVING ENVIRONMENT
November 9 – 10, 2016
Kultuurikatel, Black Box
Põhja puiestee 27a
Tallin, Estonia

Lecture by Anssi Lassila
Wood in Architecture: From Handcrafted Methods to Prefabricated Materials
November 9, 2016
At 16:30 hours

NATIONAL WOOD ARCHITECTURE DAY
November 10, 2016
Wanha Satama
Pikku Satamakatu 3-5
Helsinki, Finland

Lecture by Anssi Lassila
New Wood Architecture
OOPEAA: Recent Projects in Wood: Periscope Tower, Suvela Chapel, Pihapetäjä Apartments in Joensuu, and others
November 10, 2016
At 9:00 hours in Hall A

INTERNATIONAL WOOD ARCHITECTURE CONFERENCE / TALLIN
Wood Architecture Conference in Tallin is organized for the tenth time this year. It brings together top architects and engineers from around the world who have stood out with innovative use of wood in their works. Wood is sustainable, lightweight, strong and easily manufactured material. Wood is a very traditional construction material. However, it is also one of the most innovative construction materials today. Using wood is a challenge to both architects and engineers. The conference seeks answers to such important topics as acoustics and fire safety in timber buildings, the use of long span wooden structures, CLT solutions, wooden facades, etc. The Annual Wood Architecture Award ceremony takes place during the conference. The conference is organized by Estonian Association of Architects, Estonian Association of Construction Engineers, Estonian Association of Forest Industries, and Wood Information.

The speakers at the conference include Stefan Mannerwitz from Karakusevic Carson Architects, Dave Lomax from Waugh Thistleton Architects, and Timothy Snelson from Arup, all based in London, and Martin Vahtra from Projects Design Associates based in New York, Rainer Strauch from Cree Gmbh in Germany as well as Sten Ader from SKAD Architects and Sille Pihlak & Siim Tuksam from PART, both from Estonia. Wolfgang Winter is from the Vienna University of Technology, Austria, Richard Harris from the University of Bath, UK, Eero Tuhkanen from the Tallin Technical University, Estonia, and Rait Pukk from the Estonian Academy of Security Sciences.
Tallin: http://puidukonverents.ee/en/

NATIONAL WOOD ARCHITECTURE DAY / HELSINKI
The National Wood Architecture Day in Finland provides a meeting ground for hundreds of professionals in the field of architecture and building industries interested in the research and development regarding all aspects of the use of wood in architecture and construction. There are two sessions running in parallel throughout the day with presentations on current themes of topical interest in the field of wood architecture in Finland and beyond. The National Wood Architecture Day is organized by Wood Information.

This year the international presenters include Patrick Thurston from Switzerland, Helmut Spiehs of Binderholz Bausysteme from Germany, Liam Dewar of Eurban Limited from London, Sandra Frank of Folkhem from Sweden, and Stefan Mannewitz of Karakusevic Carson Architects from London.
Helsinki: http://www.puupaiva.com/ohjelma

The program in Helsinki concludes with the award ceremony for the Wood Architecture Award. Puukuokka Housing Block, Part One by Anssi Lassila / OOPEAA was selected the winner of the award in 2015.

The Periscope Tower by Anssi Lassila / OOPEAA was nominated for a candidate for the Wood Architecture Award this year.