Posts in the Category: News

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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Nov
25

Anssi Lassila lecturing at Puupäivä

posted on November 25th 2015 in News with 0 Comments

Anssi Lassila is giving a lecture tomorrow on 26th of November at Helsinki. The event is part of Puupäivä (Wood Day) organized by Puuinfo Oy / the Wood Information Center Finland. Puupäivä brings together hundreds of industry, commerce and local government and construction industry decision-makers. The program includes a number of high-level seminars about wooden architecture, building technology, research, wood industry and trade. For more information and the program, see here. The event is held at Wanha Satama in Helsinki.  

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Nov
19

OOPEAA Helsinki moves!

posted on November 19th 2015 in News with 0 Comments

The OOPEAA Helsinki office has moved to Töölö. The new office is located along the lively Hesperia esplanade just a few blocks away from the central Railway Station and right next to the Töölönlahti Bay park in the very center of Helsinki. We share the space with Lunden Architects, a young architecture office focused on contemporary challenges of housing, cities and their development + innovations of building technology. The space is located on the ground floor with access directly from the street. Its large storefront windows open up to the street allowing lots of light into the space and creating […]

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Nov
16

Anssi Lassila, OOPEAA receives the Resident Act of the Year award for Puukuokka

posted on November 16th 2015 in News with 0 Comments

November 14, 2015 Anssi Lassila, OOPEAA receives the Resident Act of the Year 2015 (Vuoden Asukastoimija) award in recognition for his work on extending the scale of the design for wooden housing onto the level of multistory apartment buildings with the design for the Puukuokka apartment block in Kuokkala, Jyväskylä.  The Puukuokka project is acknowledged for providing a forward looking solution that helps to create a less stressful living environment while also promoting local work opportunities in Finland and contributing to raising the quality grade of biomaterials. The apartment building is recognized for its special acoustic qualities and good sound […]

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Nov
12

Anssi Lassila Lecturing at Bochum University of Applied Sciences

posted on November 12th 2015 in News with 0 Comments

November 19, 2015 at 18.00, Blue Box On November 11, 2015 Anssi Lassila will give a talk at the Bochum University of Applied Sciences. The event is part of the annual lecture series organized by the Department of Architecture at the Hochschule Bochum, one of top ten rated architecture schools in Germany with a CHE ranking. The guest lecturers in the series in previous years have included representatives of such architecture offices as Nieto Sobejano and Urban Catalyst Studio. The lectures in the series are recognized as part of the program of professional education by the Nordrhrein-Westfalen Association of Architects. For […]

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Oct
28

OOPEAA’s church designs featured in Designing Sacred Spaces by Sherin Wing

posted on October 28th 2015 in News with 0 Comments

Sherin Wing’s new book Designing Sacred Spaces is now released on Amazon, find the book in here  OOPEAA is featured as one of seven architecture offices whose designs for sacred spaces are presented in the book. The Kärsämäki Shingle Church, Klaukkala Church and the Kuokkala Church are among the 20 buildings showcased in Designing Sacred Spaces. The book covers buildings providing spaces for religious practice from churches, mosques, synagogues and temples, monasteries and retreats located in Europe, Asia and North America. Complementing the richly illustrated case studies the book contains essays on the cultural, historical and theoretical meaning and importance […]

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Sep
23

Puukuokka by OOPEAA awarded Finlandia Prize for Architecture 2015

posted on September 23rd 2015 in News with 0 Comments

We are proud to announce that the Puukuokka Housing Block designed by OOPEAA has been selected winner of the Finlandia Prize for Architecture 2015. This year composer Kaija Saariaho has acted as the judge to select the winner from among five finalists. She describes her decision in the following words: “I chose Puukuokka as the winner because it demonstrates values that I appreciate in life as well as in architecture: it is a courageous and ambitious work that brings together an exploration of new possibilities for building and construction, a humane sensibility, and a quest for ecological solutions as well as […]

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Aug
28

Lakeside Periscope Tower / SD Review 2015

posted on August 28th 2015 in News with 0 Comments

OOPEAA’s Periscope Tower is one of the winners of the Japanese award SD Review 2015. The Periscope Tower project will be exhibited together with the other winners in Tokyo and Kyoto. The design for a new viewing tower, the Periscope Tower, to be built on the Lake Kyrkösjärvi in Seinäjoki, Finland has recently been completed. The tower is part of a larger landscape design project for reshaping the lake shore, developed by OOPEAA for the Seinäjoki Housing Fair 2016. Made entirely of wood, the structure is composed of an inner core of CLT and an external wooden frame which serves […]

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Aug
14

Puukuokka for Finlandia Prize

posted on August 14th 2015 in News with 0 Comments

OOPEAA is glad to announce that Puukuokka Housing Block is shortlisted for the Finlandia Prize for Architecture 2015. 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, Finlandia Prize for Architecture winner will be selected by composer Kaija […]

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