Posts in the Category: News

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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Nov
08

Anssi Lassila is speaking today at the Nordic Architecture Fair in Gothenburg

posted on November 8th 2017 in News with 0 Comments

Anssi Lassila Finnish Wood: Past and Future Wednesday, November 8, 2017 10:00 – 10:45 Nordic Architecture Fair Scene G 1 Svenska Mässan, Mässans gata, Gothenburg – In the Nordic region wood has been used as a building material for tens of thousands of years. Anssi Lassila recounts what he has learnt from traditional construction methods and how this has helped him create innovative solutions for the future. The lecture will be followed by a panel discussion under the theme of Country Life on Scene G3. Anders Nyquist – architect, founder and principal Eco Cycle Design, Njurunda, Anssi Lassila – architect, […]

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Nov
06

The Alfred Kordelin Prize awarded to Anssi Lassila of OOPEAA

posted on November 6th 2017 in News with 0 Comments

Anssi Lassila of OOPEAA receives the Alfred Kordelin Prize on November 6, 2017. Alfred Kordelin Foundation supports the sciences, literature, the arts and public education with grants and awards. This time, the foundation gave out grants to support the arts and sciences with the total amount of €3.2 million euros. There were 4 760 applications for grants and 271 grants were given out to researchers, artists and societal agents. In addition, four prizes totalling 120 000 euros acknowledging important contribution of individuals in their fields were awarded to a virologist, Finnish translator, an architect and a journalist in recognition of […]

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Oct
25

OOPEAA wins competition for a new church in Tikkurila

posted on October 25th 2017 in News with 0 Comments

OOPEAA wins with Lujatalo the alliance completion for the new church in Tikkurila OOPEAA’s proposal, Church in the City was selected as winner in the competition for a new church in Tikkurila. The church will be built by Lujatalo in alliance with OOPEAA through a collaborative design process in which the architect and the builder develop the project together in a close relationship with the client. Also the competition entry was developed in collaboration between the architect and the builder, and the collaborative process was considered as a factor in the competition evaluation. Located in the eastern half of the […]

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Oct
20

Lonna Sauna and Pihapetäjä Housing by OOPEAA nominated for the Wood Award / Puupalkinto 2017

posted on October 20th 2017 in News with 0 Comments

Two projects by OOPEAA, Lonna Sauna and Pihapetäjä Housing have been nominated for the Wood Award / Puupalkinto 2017. The Wood Award is granted annually as a sign of recognition to a building, interior or structure that represents Finnish wood architecture of the highest quality or in which wood has been applied in a way that advances research and development in construction techniques in a significant way. The prize was given out for the first time in 1994 and it is now awarded for the 20th time. The prize is awarded by the Wood Information Center Finland. The award will […]

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Oct
19

Pihapetäjä Housing is the first wooden multi-story apartment building in Joensuu

posted on October 19th 2017 in News with 0 Comments

Completed in summer 2017, Pihapetäjä is the first wooden multi-story apartment building in Joensuu. It was commissioned by the Foundation for the Promotion of Karelian Culture as a response to their desire to build affordable rental housing of high quality in an ecologically responsible manner. It has been well received by the residents and all of its units are now occupied. The first tenants were welcomed to make their home in the building this summer. Pihapetäjä is the first of three multi-story wooden apartment buildings to be built in the block over time. Ecological Sustainability and Quality of Life The […]

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Sep
11

Anssi Lassila lecturing at the Fay Jones School of Architecture on September 11, 2017

posted on September 11th 2017 in News with 0 Comments

Anssi Lassila will present a lecture at the Fay Jones School of Architecture in Fayetteville, Arkansas as part of the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design lecture series. Anssi Lassila Scale, Light and Material Monday, September 11, at 4:30 pm Ken and Linda Sue Shollmier Hall Room 250 of Vol Walker Hall University of Arkansas campus Fayetteville, Arkansas In his lecture, titled “Scale, Light and Material,” Lassila will present several works by his office, from his first project, the Kärsämäki Shingle Church, to some of the most recent ones, as a way of demonstrating how the aspects of scale, […]

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Sep
06

OOPEAA to receive the Spotlight Prize 2017

posted on September 6th 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 pm. 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. This year the Board of Directors of the Rice Design Alliance unanimously selected OOPEAA as the 2017 Spotlight Award recipient in full recognition […]

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