Posts in the Category: News

Mar
23

Anssi Lassila lecturing at 57°10 Lecture Series in Scotland

posted on March 23rd 2016 in News with 0 Comments

Anssi Lassila, OOPEAA 57°10 Lecture Series Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment Robert Gordon University Aberdeen, Scotland March 24, 2016 at 17.00  Anssi Lassila of OOPEAA will give a talk in the 57°10 architecture lecture series at the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment in Aberdeen, Scotland. In his lecture, Anssi Lassila will discuss the role of a collaborative design process and an active engagement with skillful craftsmanship in creating architecture. 57°10 is an architecture society with a mission of inspiring students and future architects by exposing them to topics beyond the discourse of the school. The society, 57°10, has […]

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Mar
03

OOPEAA AT THE ARCHITECTURE BIENNALE IN VENICE 2016

posted on March 3rd 2016 in News with 0 Comments

Four projects by OOPEAA have been selected to be presented in the exhibition “In Therapy” in the Nordic Pavilion at the architecture biennale in Venice 2016. Puukuokka will be featured as one of the nine projects to be highlighted as uniquely representative of the contemporary Nordic scene. In addition, House Riihi, Sauna Tonttu and the Kuokkala Church will be presented in the exhibition as part of the survey of contemporary Nordic architecture. About the Exhibition In Therapy: Nordic Countries Face to Face is curated by David Basulto of ArchDaily with James Taylor-Foster as assistant curator. It relates to Alejandro Aravena’s overall theme […]

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Feb
23

The Countdown Clock for the Lahti World Championships by OOPEAA Unveiled

posted on February 23rd 2016 in News with 0 Comments

The countdown clock for the Lahti World Championships in Nordic Skiing in 2017 was officially started on February 19, 2016. The countdown clock for the Lahti World Championships in Nordic Skiing has been designed by Anssi Lassila / OOPEAA. The clock is counting down time to the championships starting in February next year. Environmental responsibility is a core value for Lahti in hosting the championships. Responding to that theme the clock is made of cross laminated timber, CLT, produced with local materials. It has been realized in collaboration with Stora Enso, the lead sponsor of the championships, who has provided the […]

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Feb
18

Puukuokka highlighted at the Venice Biennale 2016

posted on February 18th 2016 in News with 0 Comments

Puukuokka by OOPEAA has been chosen as one of the nine highlighted projects to represent Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish architecture at the Venice Biennale in 2016. David Basulto, curator of In Therapy: Nordic Countries Face to Face – the exhibition at the Nordic Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2016 — has announced that 500 submissions were received following an Open Call. Of these, 300 projects have been selected to form a contemporary survey of Nordic architecture and will form the central body of the show. Nine have been chosen as uniquely representative of the contemporary Nordic scene and will […]

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Feb
03

Puukuokka is a finalist in the ArchDaily Building of the Year Award 2016

posted on February 3rd 2016 in News with 0 Comments

We are excited to announce  that Puukuokka Housing Block is one of the five finalists in housing category for the ArchDaily Building of the Year Award 2016! Puukuokka was selected from over 3 000 projects. Over 18,000 architects and enthusiasts participated in the nomination process, choosing projects that exemplify what it means to push architecture forward and capture architecture’s capacity to spark positive change in the environment. These finalists are the buildings that have most inspired ArchDaily readers. You can find more info and vote for Puukuokka here. You can vote until February 8th, 2016 at 11:59PM EST. Go vote for Puukuokka now!

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Feb
02

Anssi Lassila lecturing at the SUPERWOOD congress in Stuttgart

posted on February 2nd 2016 in News with 0 Comments

On February 4th, 2016 at 10.35  Anssi Lassila will give a lecture at the „SUPERWOOD” congress at Architekturforum DACH+HOLZ INTERNATIONAL 2016 Stuttgart, Germany. In this talk Anssi Lassila will focus on presenting the Puukuokka Apartment Block as an example of housing in wood on a large scale. He will address the question of scale from several different points of view. Using various projects executed in wood by his office OOPEAA, he will illustrate how the dimension of scale, of small and large, manifests itself in architecture. On the one hand, it is about a journey of exploration and discovery that starts with the big picture and finds its expression […]

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Jan
28

The Puukuokka Housing Block Is Awared with an Honor Award in the Canadian Wood Awards

posted on January 28th 2016 in News with 0 Comments

The Awards Showcase Leadership in Architecture and Design The Wood Design & Building magazine, in partnership with the Canadian Wood Council, has announced the award recipients for the 2015/16 Wood Design Awards program. Winning recipients were selected from over 140 entries by an esteemed architectural jury consisting of:          Dean Maltz, Managing Partner at Shigeru Ban Architects          Stéphan Langevin, Partner at STGM Architect          David Keltner, Principal at Hacker Projects submitted to this year’s awards program reaffirm the versatility of wood within construction by presenting projects that push the boundaries of applications for wood products. Both the International and […]

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Jan
11

Anssi Lassila lecturing at Boston Architectural College

posted on January 11th 2016 in News with 0 Comments

On January 12, 2016 at 6 pm Anssi Lassila will give a lecture at the Boston Architectural College, Cascieri Hall. The title of the lecture is “Of Things  Small and Large”. In this talk Anssi Lassila will address the question of scale from several different points of view. Using various projects executed in wood by OOPEAA, he will illustrate how the dimension of scale, of small and large, manifests itself in architecture. The event is part of Spring 2016 Student Lecture Series in BAC. Lecture is free and open to the public. For more information about the event and the lecture series, […]

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Nov
26

PUUKUOKKA WINS THE WOOD PRIZE 2015

posted on November 26th 2015 in News with 0 Comments

The Puukuokka Housing Block designed by Anssi Lassila / OOPEAA has been selected winner of the Wood Prize  2015. The Wood Prize is awarded 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 18th time. The prize is awarded by the Wood Information Center Finland. 

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