Posts in the Category: News

Sep
02

Anssi Lassila is lecturing at the Architecture and Cities in Transition seminar in Tampere

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Anssi Lassila / OOPEAA The Potential of the Borderline September 2, 2016 Lecture at 16.00 Panel discussion at 17.30 – Itäinenkatu 4 The Plevna Movie Theater Theater 2 –  In this talk Anssi Lassila will share his thoughts about the idea of the potential of the borderline. Hewill explore this idea through three projects of very different scales, one situated in a rural context of an open landscape, one serving to provide us a view over the landscape in a suburban context, and one offering the people of a multicultural community a common ground and a shared space for coming […]

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Sep
01

SUVELA CHAPEL NOMINATED FOR FINLANDIA PRIZE

posted on September 1st 2016 in News with 0 Comments

The Suvela Chapel has been nominated one of the four final candidates for the Finlandia Prize for Architecture 2016  The Finlandia Prize The Finlandia Prize for Architecture was established in 2011 by SAFA, the Finnish Association of Architects. The Finlandia Prize for Architecture is awarded to a design or renovation design for an outstanding new building or building complex that has been completed within the past three years. The Prize promotes the appreciation of high-quality architecture and aims to highlight the importance of architecture in producing cultural value and increasing well-being. This year, the Finlandia Prize for Architecture winner will […]

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Aug
31

Anssi Lassila lecturing at the Strelka Institute in Moscow

posted on August 31st 2016 in News with 0 Comments

September 1, 2016 At 19:00   Strelka Institute 14, Bldg. 5A,  Bersenevskaya Embankment  Moscow, 119072, Russia   Lecture by Anssi Lassila, OOPEAA The Future of Wood: Back to Basics     In his talk at the Strelka Institute, Anssi Lassila will share his thinking on the future of wood in architecture and construction. Drawing from his own experience in working with wood, he will look at the material qualities of wood and the ways in which they find expression in defining the structural framework of a building. From the traditional log cabin to the contemporary multi-story housing block composed of prefabricated […]

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Aug
30

OOPEAA hakee uusia työntekijöitä 

posted on August 30th 2016 in News with 0 Comments

Haetaan Helsingin toimistoon taitavaa ja innostunutta urbanismiin erikoistunutta arkkitehtiä, jolla on vahva visuaalinen silmä, hyvä englannin kielen taito ja kyky käyttää ArchiCadia.  Haetaan myös yhtä tai kahta arkkitehtiopiskelijaa osa-aikaiseksi projektiavustajaksi.   Hakemukset pyydetään toimittamaan osoitteeseen hr@oopeaa.com 2.9.2016 mennessä. Liitteeksi cv ja portfolio.  The recruitment announcement in English in here

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Aug
22

OOPEAA is hiring

posted on August 22nd 2016 in News with 0 Comments

We are looking for an architect to Helsinki office with a specialization in urbanism, a strong sense of motivation and inspiration, willingness to experiment, a keen eye for the visual, skills in using ArchiCad and a good command of English. We are also looking for one or two architecture students to work part time as project assistants. Please submit your application with cv and a portfolio by 2.9.2016 to hr@oopeaa.com We are also accepting applications for interns at this time.

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Jul
11

OOPEAA featured at the second FIN-GER Architecture Biennale

posted on July 11th 2016 in News with 0 Comments

The second FIN-GER Architecture Biennale features a solo exhibition of the work of OOPEAA. The biennale takes place in Würzburg, Germany from July 12 to July 24, 2016. The FIN-GER Architecture Biennale presents top Finnish and German contemporary architects and their architecture. The Biennale is organized every year, alternating between Germany and Finland as the guest country. The first FIN-GER Architecture Biennale, arranged in 2015, featured the German architect Jürgen Mayer H. from Berlin. The second FIN-GER Architecture Biennale 2016 will introduce the work of the Finnish architect Anssi Lassila / OOPEAA from Helsinki & Seinäjoki.
 In conjunction with the […]

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Jul
06

Periscope Tower is now open to the public

posted on July 6th 2016 in News with 0 Comments

The Periscope Tower is a giant wooden periscope structure that serves as an observation tower and engages the viewer in a dialogue with the landscape. With the help of a large mirror the Periscope Tower makes it possible for everyone to enjoy the views of the surrounding landscape. One can either climb up the stairs to enjoy the view over the lake and into the surrounding landscape from the viewing deck, or simply stay on the ground and get the view through the periscope mirror. Made entirely of wood, the building is composed of an inner core of cross-laminated timber […]

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Jun
15

OOPEAA wins competition for designing a new apartment building in Jätkäsaari, Helsinki

posted on June 15th 2016 in News with 0 Comments

OOPEAA’s proposal “Karlsson” wins the invited architecture competition for designing a 4-6 storey apartment building in Jätkäsaari to form a part of the larger entity of block 20828. The competition was organized by Lakea in collaboration with the City Planning Department, Helsinki and SAFA, the Finnish Association of Architects.   Karlsson takes its cue from Helsinki as a city of roof scapes where the rich and varied roofs form one façade of the buildings. The proposal offers a contemporary voice in the long continuum of this tradition. The building is located in the tightly knit new residential area currently under […]

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Jun
14

Puukuokka Housing Block is presented in the Biennial Review 2016

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Biennial Review 2016 exhibition opening at the Museum of Finnish Architecture on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 The Biennial Review of Finnish Architecture for 2016 presents 15 jury-selected projects completed between July 2013 and June 2015. Puukuokka is one of the three projects selected to be highlighted in more detail in the Review. The Biennial Review continues a tradition that began in the 1950s. It highlights interesting examples of contemporary Finnish architecture, aiming to stimulate discussion on topical themes in architecture. It is targeted at both Finnish and international audiences. The jury was chaired by Ole Bouman, an internationally renowned Dutch architecture […]

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Jun
13

OOPEAA is designing a new multi-storey wooden apartment building to be built in Joensuu

posted on June 13th 2016 in News with 0 Comments

Construction of the six-storey wooden apartment building in Penttilä, Joensuu is starting today.  The building is the first multi-storey wooden apartment building in Joensuu. It has been commissioned by the Joensuun Pihapetäjä Housing Cooperative owned by the Karelian Culture Promotion Foundation (KKES) and it provides 40 rental units of affordable housing. The structure of the building is based on prefabricated volumetric modules made of cross-laminated timber (CLT). The choice of wood as a building material reflects the special attention paid to the energy efficiency of the building. The building will feature solar panels as well as a waste-water heat recovery […]

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