Posts in the Category: News

May
31

The OOPEAA Seinäjoki Office is moving

posted on May 31st 2019 in News with 0 Comments

On June 1, 2019 the OOPEAA Seinäjoki Office is moving to new premises in a central location in downtown in Seinäjoki. The new space is on the street level and features large windows opening to the street. That allows the work of the office to take on a visible presence in the life of the city. It also makes it possible for the office to actively engage with the city around it.   The new location of the office is well in line with the work that OOPEAA is currently doing on developing the vision for the future Seinäjoki city […]

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May
08

KOOTA Wooden Housing Block by OOPEAA wins the competition for Porvoo West Bank

posted on May 8th 2019 in News with 0 Comments

The proposal Koota developed by OOPEAA to be realized in collaboration with the Tila Group wins the competition for a new wooden housing block to be built in the West Bank of Porvoo, a small historical city with a significant heritage of wooden buildings from the 19th century. Located on a river delta by the coast in southern Finland, Porvoo offers great quality of life and a small town atmosphere within a convenient commuting distance from the metropolitan Helsinki. Koota seeks to provide a contemporary addition to the tradition of wooden housing in the growing city of Porvoo. It creates a […]

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Mar
21

Anssi Lassila to give a lecture at Oulu School of Architecture on March 25, 2019

posted on March 21st 2019 in News with 0 Comments

Anssi Lassila will give a lecture at the Oulu School of Architecture in their Monday Matinee series on March 25, 2019. The lecture is part of the Program on Contemporary Architecture. Monday Matinee Anssi Lassila March 25, 2019 at 15:15 Agora, Oulu School of Architecture Biologintie 8, Oulu The lecture will be held in English and it is open to all. Warmly welcome! In the lecture, Anssi Lassila will reflect on his approach to architecture using select projects through the years as illustrative examples. The talk will span a range of works from his early experience with the Kärsämäki Church, a […]

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Mar
13

OOPEAA and Gehl are holding an open workshop on envisioning the future Seinäjoki City Center on March 19, 2019

posted on March 13th 2019 in News with 0 Comments

OOPEAA is leading a series of workshops together with Gehl to develop the vision for the future Seinäjoki City Center. As part of this series, on March 19, 2019, there will be an open workshop on envisioning the future Seinäjoki City Center. Everyone is welcome to participate. Prior to the workshop there will be a lecture by David Sim, Artistic Director of Gehl, on the topic of “How to Build a Good City”. The lecture is also open to all. – Program How to Build a Good City Council Hall, Kirkkokatu 6, Seinäjoki 14:00 Introduction and a lecture by David […]

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Mar
05

The proposal by OOPEAA and Töölö Urban wins the competition for a Cultural River Float on the river Aura in Turku, Finland

posted on March 5th 2019 in News with 0 Comments

The proposal by OOPEAA and Töölö Urban, Kaarna, wins the design and build competition for a Cultural River Float, a floating structure to provide a place of cultural activity on the river Aura in a central location in Turku, Finland. The competition was organized by the City of Turku with the aim of activating the river landscape and the area in front of the Wäinö Aaltonen Museum, an important art museum and a focal place of culture in the city. The competition set out to seek a floating structure that would offer a place for cultural activity all year round […]

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Mar
01

Puukuokka Block, Taika Kindergarten and Risuviita Housing eligible to be nominated as finalists for the ArchDaily Building of the Year Awards

posted on March 1st 2019 in News with 0 Comments

We are happy to announce that three projects by OOPEAA are eligible to be nominated as one of the five finalists in their category in the 10th edition of ArchDaily Building of the Year Awards. Voting is open until Sunday, March 3, 2019. Please use the following links to give your vote. Please note that you can vote for only one project in each of the fifteen categories. Puukuokka Housing Block, category: Housing The Puukuokka Housing Block explores the potential of modular prefabricated CLT construction to meet the goal of providing high quality, environmentally responsible and affordable housing. Comprised of three 6-8-story […]

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Jan
30

The Building Permit for the New Tikkurila Church in Vantaa has been approved

posted on January 30th 2019 in News with 0 Comments

The building permit for the New Tikkurila Church designed by OOPEAA as an alliance project realized in collaboration with Lujatalo and the Vantaa Parishes has been approved by the Vantaa City Planning Office. The construction of the new church will start during the spring and the church is slated to be ready at the end of 2020. The church is commissioned by the Vantaa Parishes. Adjoining the church, a block of housing providing a combination of apartments for affordable housing and student housing is also under design by OOPEAA in alliance with Lujatalo and the Vantaa Parishes. The Bethania Housing will offer […]

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Jan
25

Developing the vision for the future Seinäjoki City Center

posted on January 25th 2019 in News with 0 Comments

OOPEAA is leading a series of invited workshops together with Gehl People to develop the vision for the future Seinäjoki City Center. The first workshop took place on January 24, 2019. It was organized around the theme of goals, visions and hopes with the topic of “How do we live in the future Seinäjoki?”. The morning session was held with city officials and the afternoon session with upper school students giving both groups an opportunity to actively engage in thinking about the future development of their city. This first workshop day will be followed by a second set of workshops […]

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Jan
15

Puukuokka Block receives the Best ARA Square Meters of the Year Award

posted on January 15th 2019 in News with 0 Comments

ARA, Center for Funding and Development of Housing has chosen the Puukuokka Block as the recipient of the Best ARA Square Meters of the Year Award 2019. The award is granted by ARA and given out annually for a project providing affordable housing of high quality with a special attention on the long-term sustainability of the building over its entire life span. The Puukuokka Block is recognized as a unique and exemplary building project that paves way for a new approach to the construction of housing in the future. This year, 2019, marks 70 years of funding for loans by […]

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Jan
09

Anssi Lassila lecturing at the Forum for Wood Construction in Trondheim

posted on January 9th 2019 in News with 0 Comments

Anssi Lassila lecturing at the Forum for Wood Construction  in Trondheim on January 10, 2019 Anssi Lassila The Puukuokka Housing Block Thursday, January 10 at 15:30 – 16:30 Forum for Wood Construction Clarion Hotel & Congress – Trondheim Anssi Lassila will be giving a talk at the Forum for Wood Construction  in Trondheim on January 10, 2019. The lecture will address the experience of using volumetric CLT modules in multi-story apartment buildings with a focus on the Puukuokka Block in Jyväskylä, Finland as an example. Puukuokka is a trio of energy efficient and ecological multi-story apartments with a wooden frame and load-bearing […]

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