Posts in the Category: News

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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Dec
10

Anssi Lassila to give a lecture at the CLT Forum Japan in Tokyo on December 12, 2018

posted on December 10th 2018 in News with 0 Comments

Anssi Lassila has been invited to give a lecture at the CLT Forum Japan 2018 in Tokyo. The Forum is an annual event organized by the Japan CLT Association, JCLTA, and this year it will be held for the 6th time.  The goal of the Forum is to increase knowledge about the use of CLT in architecture and construction in Europe and in Japan amongst professionals in the fields of architecture, design, construction and research. In his lecture titled “Better Life” Anssi Lassila will be sharing his experience in using wood in architecture with the goal of creating a framework for […]

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Dec
05

OOPEAA is embarking on a research and development project to create a Life Cycle Visualizer

posted on December 5th 2018 in News with 0 Comments

OOPEAA has just received a grant from the Ministry of Environment, Finland for a research and development project to create a Life Cycle Visualizer. The grant is part of the Growth and Development from Wood Program by the Ministry of Environment, Finland. OOPEAA’s Life Cycle Visualizer is one of the eleven projects to be supported by the grant. The Life Cycle Visualizer will provide an early assessment tool for evaluating the impact of material choices on the sustainability of a building. The tool makes it possible for designers, clients and all parties involved in the early decision making process of a […]

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Nov
13

Lonna Sauna and Taika Kindergarten by OOPEAA nominated for the EU Mies Award 2019

posted on November 13th 2018 in News with 0 Comments

We are happy to announce that two buildings designed by OOPEAA have been nominated amongst the candidates for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2019. Launched in 1987, the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award is one of the most prestigious acknowledgments for European architects. Funded by the EU Cultural Programme and the Fundacio Mies van der Rohe – Barcelona, the biannual prize gives credit to professionals who are developing the architectural practice through new ideas and technologies, to build better spaces and cities. We are glad to see the work of OOPEAA nominated once again as candidates for the prize, this time with two projects, the Lonna Sauna, a […]

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Nov
09

Taika Kindergarten in Seinäjoki has been well received by the children and the staff alike

posted on November 9th 2018 in News with 0 Comments

The Taika Kindergarten opened its doors to serve Seinäjoki families in January 2018. Like a barn from the outside, Taika is colorful and full of light, and loved by the staff and the children alike. The Taika kindergarten is now in the middle of its first fall season. It was completed just at the end of last year and it welcomed its first pupils in the very first days of January this year. The new kindergarten has been extremely well received by the children, their families and the teachers and educators alike. After having experienced the winter with a lot of […]

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Oct
29

The Puukuokka Block with a trio of wood-framed apartment buildings is now complete

posted on October 29th 2018 in News with 0 Comments

With Puukuokka Three having gotten ready to welcome its new residents in August this year, the energy-efficient and ecological trio of multi-story wooden apartment buildings forming the Puukuokka Block in the Kuokkala suburb in Jyväskylä is now complete. The Puukuokka housing has been extremely well received by the residents who praise it for creating a comfortable living environment with an excellent framework for a friendly and socially stable neighborhood. Completed in the spring of 2015, Puukuokka One was the first eight-story high wooden apartment building in Finland. Puukuokka Two was completed in 2017 and Puukuokka Three in August 2018. In its entirety […]

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Sep
12

Anssi Lassila speaking at Habitare Pro on September 13, 2018

posted on September 12th 2018 in News with 0 Comments

Habitare Pro Messukeskus Helsinki Expo and Convention Center Messuaukio 1 Helsinki Anssi Lassila Roots Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 12-13 pm Habitare Pro is a professional event for design, architecture and spatial design practitioners and enthusiasts taking place concurrently with the Habitare furniture and design fair at Messukeskus in Helsinki, from 12 to 14 September in 2018. Habitare Pro presents an exhibition, an international program, and a B2B event with pre-arranged appointments. The themes of the Habitare Pro Invited Speakers program touch upon matters that play a significant role in the creative work of architects and designers: origin, authenticity, reflection, […]

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