Posts in the Category: News

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.
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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

posted on June 14th 2016 in News with 0 Comments

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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Jun
06

Anssi Lassila will be lecturing at the VISION: Future of the Built Environment event held at Olympia in London

posted on June 6th 2016 in News with 0 Comments

VISION: Future of the Built Environment Olympia Central Hammersmith Road London, W14 8UX June 7-8, 2016   VISION focuses on innovative building products, materials and technology and provides ideas for new and inventive ways to achieve better building design. VISION event is a two-day education program and a place where architects, specifiers, clients and suppliers come together to discuss, debate and showcase the latest innovations and developments in architecture, design and the built environment.  Further details of this year’s event can be found at: www.visionlondon.com   LECTURE: PUUKUOKKA HOUSING BLOCK – KUOKKALA, FINLAND Tuesday, June 7th 2016, 16:00 – 16:20 […]

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May
24

Plan Forum Perspective EU 2016

posted on May 24th 2016 in News with 0 Comments

Venice, Lido Tuesday, May 24, 2016 Society: Creating a More Friendly Built Environment Anssi Lassila will be lecturing at the Perspective 2016 Forum organized by Plan on Lido in Venice  In this lecture Anssi Lassila will focus on presenting some of the most recent work of OOPEAA, the Periscope Tower and the Suvela Chapel, both just in the final stages of construction right now. He will look at the work of OOPEAA through the lense of these two projects with a focus on the aspect of the contribution of architecture in creating a more friendly built environment. For the full program […]

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Apr
20

Anssi Lassila will be lecturing in Ljubljana at the Big Architecture 16 conference.

posted on April 20th 2016 in News with 0 Comments

BA16‐ Big Architecture 16 At the Slovenian Design Center In Ljubljana At 3 pm on Thursday, April 21, 2016 Pushing the Boundaries of Wood Each year (since 2008) organizer Zavod Big hosts an architecture conference that aims to bring together exceptional architectural practitioners and thinkers to present their work, views and vision around a timely theme of particular relevance and importance. This year the theme is Pushing the Boundaries of Wood. In previous years some world‐renown practices have participated in the program, UN Studio (Netherlands), Snøhetta AS (Norway), NL Architects (Netherlands), Eduard Francois (France), Grimshaw Architects (UK), C.F. Møller Architects […]

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