Re-Creation in Helsinki

posted on June 8th 2015 in News

June 11 – September 13, 2015

This summer Helsinki’s Esplanade Park will play host to Re-Creation. The Resilience of Architecture, an installation by Anssi Lassila and his OOPEAA Office for Peripheral Architecture which debuted at the Shenzhen bi-city Biennale for Urbanism and Architecture and was shown at the Venice Biennale of Architecture in 2014. A varied programme of architecture-related events will be organized around the installation all through summer.

The installation opening will take place on the Esplanadi Park in Helsinki, on June 10, at 18:00. Welcome!

Visit the website of MFA for the official press release in Finnish and in English.

More info about Re-Creation in Helsinki on recreation.fi.


Avajaiset Esplanadin puistossa Helsingissä keskiviikkona 10.6. kello 18.00

Venetsian arkkitehtuuribiennaalissa 2014 nähty ja Shenzhenin urbanismin ja arkkitehtuurin biennaaliin 2013 valmistunut installaatio Re-Creation. The Resilience of Architecture (Anssi Lassila / OOPEAA Office for Peripheral Architecture) on esillä Esplanadin puistossa Helsingissä 11.6.–13.9.2015.

Näyttelyn yhteydessä järjestetään monipuolista arkkitehtuuriohjelmaa koko kesän ajan. Arkkitehtuuria Espan kesässä -tapahtumapiste kutsuu lapset ja aikuiset katsomaan kaupunkia uusin silmin.
Seuraa ohjelmaa: recreation.fi


Photo: Juho Haavisto & MFA


Forum Perspective 2015 / Milan

posted on May 18th 2015 in News

Milan, Italy is the location of Forum Perspective 2015 by The Plan on May 18-20, and OOPEAA is part of it.
Started in 2010 under the curatorial organization of the Plan Magazine, the Forum is an annual event for networking and inspiration bringing together a wide range of practitioners, producers and investors involved in architecture, engineering and the building sector.

In occasion of the Forum, The Plan will announce the winners of the The Plan Awards 2015.
Anssi Lassila will be there to present recent works by OOPEAA in a keynote lecture amongst some of the most interesting contemporary architects. The lecture will offer an overview of some of our most recent and upcomng projects with a special focus on the use of wood as an architectural material.
Additionally, the Puukuokka Housing Block will be presented to the audience of the Forum as a shortlisted project in the category of Housing forThe Plan Award 2015. Puukuokka is a unique multi-story wooden housing block.

OOPEAA at Forum Perspective 2015 taking place at the MiCo / Milano Congressi – Milano
For more information about the event and for registration, click here.
To see the detailed program, click here.


Venice Art Biennale 2015 / Finnish Pavilion

posted on May 5th 2015 in News

The 56th La Biennale di Venezia 2015 opens its doors to the public on 9th May. OOPEAA has created the exhibition design for the presentation of the exhibition “Hours, Years, Aeons” by the artist duo IC-98 in the Alvar Aalto Pavilion of Finland at the 56th International Art Exhibition.
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Seinäjoki office goes to Frami

posted on April 27th 2015 in News

The OOPEAA Seinäjoki office has moved.

The Seinäjoki office has moved to Frami D, an office building designed by OOPEAA in 2007. It is a hub for innovative companies, start-ups and technology education. The site is well situated in Seinäjoki at a convenient distance from the railway station and the route 67 on the banks of Seinäjoki river.

Our new address is:
OOPEAA, Tiedekatu 2 FI-60320 Seinäjoki.

Our Helsinki office continues to operate in the same location as before.


Puukuokka Housing Block / new publications

posted on April 15th 2015 in News

The first building in the Puukuokka Housing Block was just recently completed. Puukuokka is the first eight-story high wooden apartment building in Finland.

Developed in collaboration with Lakea, it is an energy-efficient trio of multi-story wood-framed flats in the Jyväskylä suburb of Kuokkala, neighboring the Kuokkala Church, also designed by OOPEAA.

We are glad to share with you some of the recent press coverage presenting Puukuokka.

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Suomi Seven at MFA

posted on March 20th 2015 in News

Suomi Seven exhibition now comes to Helsinki at the Museum of Finnish Architecture!

Exhibition opens on Monday, 23. March and ends on 5. May.

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Lecture at Aalto University

posted on February 19th 2015 in News


Today, Thursday 19th February, at Aalto University, Department of Architecture in Helsinki Anssi Lassila will hold a public lecture.

OOPEAA office, background and projects will be presented at 15.15 in room H103.

The lecture will be in English.



Lonna Sauna

posted on January 22nd 2015 in News

The OOPEAA team is thrilled to be working on a new project for a public sauna to be located on the small Lonna island, between the “Kauppatori” Market Square in the heart of downtown Helsinki and the Suomenlinna fortress, one of the Unesco world heritage sites. The new building is commissioned by the Governing Body of Suomenlinna.

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