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Feb
10

Anssi Lassila giving a lecture at the annual Bryggman Seminar today

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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

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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

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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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Dec
15

Puukuokka One, Suvela Chapel and Periscope Tower by OOPEAA nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Award 2017

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Puukuokka One, Suvela Chapel and Periscope Tower by OOPEAA nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Award 2017 We are happy to announce that three buildings designed by OOPEAA have been nominated amongst the projects for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2017. 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(FMvdR) – 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. (a hyperlink to Mies Foundation here? Kärsämäki Church and Kuokkala Church were selected as shortlisted projects respectively in 2005 and 2011, […]

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Dec
12

Suvela Chapel receives honorary mention in the HURRAA Awards in Espoo

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OOPEAA’s Suvela Chapel receives an honorary mention in the annual HURRAA Awards in Espoo The Building Board and the Building Department in Espoo have awarded the Suvela Chapel with an honorary mention in the 2016 HURRAY Awards. – The HURRAA award is a recognition for a notably successfully realized and meaningful action that has a significant impact on the built environment. The award is given out annually. It was established in 2014 and will be given out for the third time this year. The HURRAA awards were given in a ceremony on December 9 at 13:00. The ceremony took place at the Espoo […]

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Dec
07

Anssi Lassila at the launch of Modular & Volumetric Building System by Stora Enso in London

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Anssi Lassila as speaker at the launch of Modular & Volumetric Building System by Stora Enso in London today Launch of Stora Enso’s Modular Building System  6.00 pm – 10.00 pm, Wednesday, December 7, 2016 Haberdashers Hall, 18 West Smithfield, London, EC1A 9HQ – Presentations Anssi Lassila, OOPEAA Puukuokka: An Example of the Use of Modular Systems in Multi-story Apartment Buildings Paul Williamson, Managing Director of Modular Construction, Swan Homes Investing in Modular Construction – the Future for Volumetric Homes  Gareth Mason, Business Development Manager, Stora Enso Modular Element Buildings by Stora Enso – designing for modular construction – Stora Enso is launching their Modular & Volumetric Building System in London today. Welcome drinks will be served from 6.00 pm and followed […]

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Nov
07

ANSSI LASSILA of OOPEAA is lecturing at the Wood Architecture Days in Tallin and in Helsinki

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INTERNATIONAL WOOD ARCHITECTURE CONFERENCE WOOD – NATURE’S KEY TO A BETTER LIVING ENVIRONMENT November 9 – 10, 2016 Kultuurikatel, Black Box Põhja puiestee 27a Tallin, Estonia Lecture by Anssi Lassila Wood in Architecture: From Handcrafted Methods to Prefabricated Materials November 9, 2016 At 16:30 hours – NATIONAL WOOD ARCHITECTURE DAY November 10, 2016 Wanha Satama Pikku Satamakatu 3-5 Helsinki, Finland Lecture by Anssi Lassila New Wood Architecture OOPEAA: Recent Projects in Wood: Periscope Tower, Suvela Chapel, Pihapetäjä Apartments in Joensuu, and others November 10, 2016 At 9:00 hours in Hall A INTERNATIONAL WOOD ARCHITECTURE CONFERENCE / TALLIN Wood Architecture Conference […]

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Nov
01

OOPEAA participates in a Nordic research and development project on Sustainable Transformation and Environmental Design, STED

posted on November 1st 2016 in News with 0 Comments

The Nordic Built – Sustainable Transformation and Environmental Design, STED is a three year long project with the aim of developing new tools for the use of Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) as a way to evaluate the sustainability of architectural design projects from the early design stages on. The STED project provides a Nordic innovation platform for developing new design solutions and design processes for construction, renovation and transformation. Using ICT
for decision support and combining energy efficiency, environmental design and lifecycle thinking, the
aim is to develop innovative and generalizable system design solutions and design methods to create sustainable buildings. The […]

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Oct
27

ARABIAZZA(S) offers a vision to redevelop the historic Arabia block into a new urban district

posted on October 27th 2016 in News with 0 Comments

Arabiazza(s) offers a vision to redevelop the historic Arabia block into a new urban district. The proposal was developed by a team led by Anssi Lassila and composed of OOPEAA working in collaboration with Lundén Architecture. Gehl Architects acted as an expert in matters of urban public space. Arabiazza(s) was developed for an invited competition organized by Varma Oy with the City of Helsinki and the Finnish Association of Architects, SAFA. 
Arabiazza(s) was one of the four projects selected for the 2nd stage of the two-stage competition. Arabiazza(s) takes the rich temporal layers of the urban fabric in the continuously evolving process of change in the city […]

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Oct
26

PUUKUOKKA, PHASE TWO started

posted on October 26th 2016 in News with 0 Comments

The construction of Puukuokka Two on site has started.  The Puukuokka apartment complex is getting a new addition. Puukuokka Two will soon be making company to Puukuokka One which was completed in the spring of 2015.  When completed, the Puukuokka wooden apartment block in the Kuokkala neighborhood in Jyväskylä will be composed of three wooden multi-story buildings. The on site construction of the second part of the trio, Puukuokka Two has now started. The expected date on completion for Puukuokka Two is set for spring 2017. Like Puukuokka One, Puukuokka Two will be composed of CLT. With a fully wooden load-bearing frame, the seven-story building will make use of the modular system developed when designing Puukuokka One. With slight modifications it will utilize the same principle of using prefabricated volumetric modules produced locally in Hartola just two hours away […]

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