Posts in the Category: News

Jun
15

Kontra by OOPEAA wins invited competition for a multifunctional pavilion for the new Seinäjoki Central Square

posted on June 15th 2018 in News with 0 Comments

Seinäjoki is one of the fastest growing cities in Finland. Currently the city has about 62 000 inhabitants, the urban area about 150 000, and the region about 200 000 inhabitants. A new Central Square will create a focal point of the public space of the growing city gathering a market place, a play area and a multifunctional pavilion with a café and a stage for performances in a central place in the city. The City of Seinäjoki organized an invited competition for the design of the multifunctional pavilion earlier this spring. Three architecture offices were invited to participate: Avanto […]

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May
18

STED, the three-year research project on Sustainable transformation and Environmental Design concluded in a seminar in Copenhagen today

posted on May 18th 2018 in News with 0 Comments

Informing Sustainable Architecture May 18, 2018, afternoon Blox, Copenhagen With lectures by Anssi Lassila of OOPEAA along with Steve Christer of Studio Granda, Elise Grosse of White Architects, Jan Kauschen of Vandkunsten, and Siv Helene Stangeland of Helen & Hard Program for the afternoon seminar is open to the public 13.30-13.40: Welcome (Lotte Bjerregaard Jensen) 13.40-14.10: Elise Grosse, White Arkitekter Stockholm “From I-think to We-think! collaboration and co-creation for innovating a sustainable environment”. 14.15-14.45: Anssi Lassila OOPEAA, Helsinki 14.50-15.20: Siv Helene Stangeland, Helen + Hard, Stavanger 15.25-15.55: Steve Christer, Studio Granda, Reykjavik ’’Small Country – Big Issues’ 16-16.30 Jan Kauschen, […]

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Apr
09

Anssi Lassila to lecture in Stockholm on Thursday, April 12, 2018

posted on April 9th 2018 in News with 0 Comments

Anssi Lassila has been invited by the Association of Architects in Stockholm to give a lecture at the Kungliga Akademien for de fria konsterna. In his lecture Anssi Lassila will talk about the potential of wood in architecture through a presentation of his work. The lecture will display a range of the work the OOPEAA office from the Kärsämäki Shingle Church in 2004 to the Suvela Chapel in 2016 and more, with an emphasis on the innovative works on contemporary wooden architecture that the office stands for.   OOPEAA – NEW WOOD Thursday, April 12 at 17:30 PM – 19:30 […]

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Feb
16

Risuviita offers a combination of social housing and special housing for people with autism spectrum

posted on February 16th 2018 in News with 0 Comments

Risuviita offers a combination of social housing and special housing for people with autism spectrum Risuviita in the Kasperi neighborhood in Seinäjoki offers a combination of social housing and special housing for people with autism spectrum. Completed in the fall of 2017, it has been warmly welcomed by its new residents who have made it their home and settled in over the past few months. The new residential block for Autism Spectre in Kasperi is located at the intersection of two park axis. The new building takes its place in dialogue with the surrounding parkland and views in with the […]

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Feb
02

Suvela Chapel is a finalist in the Archdaily 2018 Building of the Year Awards

posted on February 2nd 2018 in News with 0 Comments

We are glad to announce that Suvela Chapel by OOPEAA is one of the finalists for the Archdaily 2018 Building of the Year Awards. Suvela Chapel was selected by Archdaily readers and architecture enthusiast from all over the world amongst 3,000 other projects, narrowing down the list to 5 finalists per category. Suvela Chapel has been selected as one of the finalists in the Religious Architecture category. Now, you can vote Suvela Chapel and make it Archdaily Building of the Year by following this link: https://boty.archdaily.com/us/2018/candidates/107731/suvela-chapel-slash-oopeaa Vote now and share the link! Archdaily is a world-known online platform for architecture […]

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Jan
15

Puukuokka Housing Block to be completed in June

posted on January 15th 2018 in News with 0 Comments

Puukuokka Two has now been completed and the residents have already moved in. Puukuokka Three is under construction and will be ready for the residents to move in in June 2018. With them joining Puukuokka One, finished in 2015, the entire Puukuokka Housing Block will be complete in June 2018. Completed in the spring of 2015, Puukuokka One was the first eight-story high wooden apartment building in Finland. The entire load bearing structure and frame of the Puukuokka buildings is made of massive wood and composed of prefabricated volumetric CLT modules. Each apartment is composed of two modules, one housing […]

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Dec
20

OOPEAA wins competition for a residential neighborhood in Jyväskylä

posted on December 20th 2017 in News with 0 Comments

OOPEAA’s entry, Käpälä (the Paw) wins the invited architecture competition for creating a residential neighborhood in the Suuruspää area by the Jyväsjärvi Lake in Jyväskylä. The competition was organized by Peab Oy in collaboration with the Association of Mother and Child Homes and Shelters of Middle-Finland and the City of Jyväskylä. The aim of the competition was to create a plan and design for a new residential area of high architectural quality with a strong identity in a highly visible place by the lakeshore in a way that respects the special character of the landscape and nature of the area […]

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Dec
08

Anssi Lassila of OOPEAA receives the State Prize for Architecture

posted on December 8th 2017 in News with 0 Comments

The National Arts Council for Architecture and Design in Finland has chosen to grant the State Prize for Architecture to Anssi Lassila in recognition of his unconditional strive to achieve the highest possible quality in his work and for his uncompromising ambition to create a better environment for life. In their award statement the members of the Arts Council note that while Lassila is especially known for his skillful work with wood, his architecture is characterized by versatility and an openness for working creatively with different materials as best suited for addressing each individual assignment. While Lassila’s work reflects a […]

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Dec
01

Anssi Lassila as Keynote Speaker at the 9th Annual Symposium of Architectural Research 2017 in Oulu

posted on December 1st 2017 in News with 0 Comments

Anssi Lassila as Keynote Speaker at the 9th Annual Symposium of Architectural Research 2017 in Oulu On December 1, 2017 Plan, Develop, Design: Making Smart Cities and Architecture The 9th Annual Symposium of Architectural Research 2017 (Atut2017) Oulu, Finland, November 29th – December 2nd 2017 University of Oulu, Oulu School of Architecture   Anssi Lassila Keynote December 1, 2017 at 13:30 Stage Anssi Lassila is one of the keynote speakers at the 9th Annual Symposium of Architectural Research 2017 in Oulu. The other keynote speakers are Christian Nielsen, Ph.D., Professor at Aalborg University in Denmark and director of research at […]

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Nov
29

Suvela Chapel and Kärsämäki Church by Anssi Lassila / OOPEAA among 12 buildings highlighted by CNN Style today

posted on November 29th 2017 in News with 0 Comments

The CNN Style section highlights twelve buildings that transformed cities around the world in its review of Phaidon’s newly published book Destination Architecture. The new book by Phaidon presents a selection of one thousand of the most compelling designs from this period, and the review by Matthew Whitehouse in the CNN Style section highlights twelve of them as some of the world’s most fascinating buildings. Two buildings designed by Anssi Lassila / OOPEAA are among the twelve: the Suvela Chapel and the Kärsämäki Church. Presenting examples from all around the world from nations as diverse as Mexico, Denmark, China and […]

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