Posts in the Category: News

Jun
08

Suvela Chapel by OOPEAA shortlisted for the European Copper in Architecture Awards

posted on June 8th 2017 in News with 0 Comments

The shortlisted works for the European Copper in Architecture Awards have now been announced, and the Suvela Chapel by OOPEAA in Espoo, Finland is one of them. The Chapel is a multifunctional building that offers a space for the people of the community to use together for their many different needs regardless of their religious affiliation. OOPEAA embarked on the design and planning for the Suvela Chapel and the nearby community park in 2012 and the building was completed in 2016. The goal was to create a building that has a strong identity of its own while also entering in […]

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May
26

OOPEAA wins Spotlight Prize 2017

posted on May 26th 2017 in News with 0 Comments

The ninth annual Spotlight Prize will be awarded to OOPEAA. Founder and Director Anssi Lassila will visit Houston on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 to accept the prize and give a lecture at The MATCH, Houston, at 7 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. Spotlight: The Rice Design Alliance (RDA) Prize celebrates the work of emerging architects from the U.S. and elsewhere in the world. This award highlights the work of exceptionally gifted architects at an early stage in their professional careers. The RDA Spotlight committee convenes annually to consider local, national, and international architects who demonstrate design […]

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May
17

Tours in Suvela Chapel and Lonna sauna during OpenHouse Helsinki

posted on May 17th 2017 in News with 0 Comments

Lonna Sauna in the Helsinki archipelago and Suvela Chapel in Espoo are open for visitors during the OpenHouse Helsinki events on May 19th and 20th. Welcome! Suvela Chapel tour Friday, May 19, 2017, 14:00 Address: Kistintie 24, Espoo Meeting point: main entrance of the Chapel The tour will be in English Lonna Sauna tour Saturday, May 20, 2017, 12:00 Address: Lonnan saari, Helsinki Meeting point: at the Lonna dock at 11:30 The island of Lonna can be reached on a waterbus operated by JT-Line. The tour starts at the JT-Line dock (Cholera Basin) at the Market Square at 11:30. The […]

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May
10

Lonna Sauna will officially open to the public next week

posted on May 10th 2017 in News with 0 Comments

The Lonna Sauna by Anssi Lassila / OOPEAA will officially open to the public next week. We are happy to welcome the summer with the opening of the Lonna Sauna to the public. We invite you to enjoy the special bathing experience offered by the wood heated sauna in the Finnish archipelago just in front of the Helsinki Market Square. The Lonna Sauna will be open daily 14-19 throughout the summer starting on May 16,2017. The Lonna island is accessible by a waterbus by JT Lines from the Cholera Basin on the Helsinki Market Square (see waterbus schedule here). A […]

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Apr
24

Anssi Lassila is lecturing in Oslo

posted on April 24th 2017 in News with 0 Comments

Anssi Lassila A Nordic Perspective on Architecture Thursday, April 27 at 18:00 Oslo Arkitektforening Josefine gate 34, Oslo – Anssi Lassila of OOPEAA and Konrad Milton of Jägnefält Milton will be lecturing at the Oslo Architects Association (OAF) in their lecture series on the present and future of the Nordic perspective on architecture. Anssi Lassila will be providing a Finnish perspective on the topic while Konrad Milton will offer a Swedish one. They will each talk about the ways in which the Nordic tradition gets reinterpreted and transformed into a contemporary expression in their architecture. The parallel presentation of the work OOPEAA and Jägnefält […]

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Apr
19

OOPEAA is part of the Finnish Olympic Design Group designing a proposal for the Winter Olympics in China in 2022

posted on April 19th 2017 in News with 0 Comments

The Finnish Olympic Design Group is among the five finalists competing for the task of designing the Nordic Sports Park for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China. The group is composed of six Finnish architecture and engineering offices along with sports experts from Finland. The final decision on the winning proposal will be announced in May this year. The plan develops a proposal for a Nordic venue cluster that provides facilities for ski jumping, cross-country skiing and biathlon in three separate centers. It is located in the Valley of Shu Hua, a site with a unique cultural history and […]

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Feb
24

The moment of final countdown for the World Championships in Lahti is here

posted on February 24th 2017 in News with 0 Comments

Just a little over one year ago, on February 19, 2016, the countdown clock for the Lahti World Championships in Nordic Skiing in 2017 was officially started. Now the moment of the final countdown is here and it is time for the World Championships in Lahti. The countdown clock for the World Championships in Lahti was designed by Anssi Lassila / OOPEAA. The clock has been counting down time to the start of the championships since February last year. In line with the core value of the championships for Lahti, environmental responsibility, the clock is made of cross-laminated timber, CLT, […]

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Feb
10

Anssi Lassila giving a lecture at the annual Bryggman Seminar today

posted on February 10th 2017 in News with 0 Comments

Bryggman Seminar The Architecture of Churches February 10 – 11, 2017 Friday, February 10, 2017 Seminar 10 – 17 The Swedish Parish House Aurakatu 18, Turku Saturday, February 11, 2017 Excursion 10 – 16 to look at church architecture in Turku Lecture by Anssi Lassila Friday, February 10, 2017 at 15.30 – 17 “Four Churches, Four Tales” Anssi Lassila will be giving a lecture under the title “Four Churches, Four Tales” at the annual Bryggman Seminar in Turku on February 10. Resonating with the work of Erik Bryggman, the theme of the seminar focuses on the architecture of churches in […]

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Jan
31

Puukuokka Housing and Suvela Chapel by OOPEAA shortlisted for the 2017 EU Mies Award

posted on January 31st 2017 in News with 0 Comments

40 SHORTLISTED WORKS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2017 EU PRIZE FOR CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE – MIES VAN DER ROHE AWARD The European Commission and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe have announced the 40 shortlisted works that will compete for the 2017 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award. 355 works were nominated for the award and an expert Jury drew up the final shortlist. Two buildings by OOPEAA are among the shortlisted works: Puukuokka One, the first eight-story wooden apartment building with a load bearing frame made of massive timber in Finland, and Suvela Chapel, a multifunctional […]

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Jan
16

Suvela Chapel featured in Architectural Record

posted on January 16th 2017 in News with 0 Comments

The Suvela Chapel by OOPEAA is featured in the January issue of Architectural Record in an article written by Peter MacKeith, Dean and Professor of Architecture at the Fay Jones School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas.  Describing the approach of the OOPEAA to creating architecture MacKeith writes: “OOPEAA’s multiple commissions demonstrate a strong commitment to building well in the harsh Finnish climate, with distinct material quality, and within budgetary and other constraints. Copper was selected for its long, maintenance-free lifespan and its ability to clad an entire exterior, both walls and roof. … The eventual green patina over […]

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