Posts in the Category: News

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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Nov
28

OOPEAA is creating a strategic preplan for the Seinäjoki Center around the train station

posted on November 28th 2017 in News with 0 Comments

The city of Seinäjoki has commissioned OOPEAA to create a strategic preplan for the Seinäjoki Center around the train station. The plan, AsemanInto, a Gate to the City, is to create a framework that can serve as a guideline for developing the city of Seinäjoki in as a dynamic and thriving center of activity for the larger area around the city in people centered manner. It takes the area around the train station with its role as connecting the city with the larger area around it and with the rest of the country as a central focus and places it […]

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Nov
23

OOPEAA is working on a future vision for the Seinäjoki Centre in collaboration with Gehl

posted on November 23rd 2017 in News with 0 Comments

The City of Seinäjoki has commissioned OOPEAA in collaboration with Gehl – Copenhagen to work on a plan to provide a framework for the future development of the Seinäjoki Centre. As the first part of creating a vision for the future of the Seinäjoki Centre, OOPEAA is working on an analysis of the current challenges and future potential of the area through a set of participatory workshops together with representatives of the city. The analysis will be ready at the end of the year and it will provide the foundation for future work on the vision to continue next year. […]

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Nov
17

OOPEAA receives shared third place in the competition for Ylivieska Church

posted on November 17th 2017 in News with 0 Comments

The open architecture competition for the new Ylivieska Church was organized by the Ylivieska parish and it was open to participants in Finland and the rest of the European Union. The assignment was to design a new church to be built after the old wooden church from 1786 was lost in a fire in 2016. The competition site is located in the center of the town of Ylivieska in a landscape of cultural and historical value by the Kalajoki river. OOPEAA’s entry ‘Kooda’ received a shared third place in the competition. Out of a total of 214 entries, seven were […]

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