Posts Tagged with: awards

Dec
08

Anssi Lassila of OOPEAA receives the State Prize for Architecture

posted on December 8th 2017 in News with 0 Comments

The National Arts Council for Architecture and Design in Finland has chosen to grant the State Prize for Architecture to Anssi Lassila in recognition of his unconditional strive to achieve the highest possible quality in his work and for his uncompromising ambition to create a better environment for life. In their award statement the members of the Arts Council note that while Lassila is especially known for his skillful work with wood, his architecture is characterized by versatility and an openness for working creatively with different materials as best suited for addressing each individual assignment. While Lassila’s work reflects a […]

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Nov
06

The Alfred Kordelin Prize awarded to Anssi Lassila of OOPEAA

posted on November 6th 2017 in News with 0 Comments

Anssi Lassila of OOPEAA receives the Alfred Kordelin Prize on November 6, 2017. Alfred Kordelin Foundation supports the sciences, literature, the arts and public education with grants and awards. This time, the foundation gave out grants to support the arts and sciences with the total amount of €3.2 million euros. There were 4 760 applications for grants and 271 grants were given out to researchers, artists and societal agents. In addition, four prizes totalling 120 000 euros acknowledging important contribution of individuals in their fields were awarded to a virologist, Finnish translator, an architect and a journalist in recognition of […]

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Oct
20

Lonna Sauna and Pihapetäjä Housing by OOPEAA nominated for the Wood Award / Puupalkinto 2017

posted on October 20th 2017 in News with 0 Comments

Two projects by OOPEAA, Lonna Sauna and Pihapetäjä Housing have been nominated for the Wood Award / Puupalkinto 2017. The Wood Award is granted 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 20th time. The prize is awarded by the Wood Information Center Finland. The award will […]

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Sep
06

OOPEAA to receive the Spotlight Prize 2017

posted on September 6th 2017 in News with 0 Comments

The ninth annual Spotlight Prize will be awarded to OOPEAA. Founder and Director Anssi Lassila will visit Houston on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 to accept the prize and give a lecture at The MATCH, Houston at 7 pm. Admission is free and open to the public. Spotlight: The Rice Design Alliance (RDA) Prize celebrates the work of emerging architects from the U.S. and elsewhere in the world. This award highlights the work of exceptionally gifted architects at an early stage in their professional careers. This year the Board of Directors of the Rice Design Alliance unanimously selected OOPEAA as the 2017 Spotlight Award recipient in full recognition […]

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Jan
31

Puukuokka Housing and Suvela Chapel by OOPEAA shortlisted for the 2017 EU Mies Award

posted on January 31st 2017 in News with 0 Comments

40 SHORTLISTED WORKS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2017 EU PRIZE FOR CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE – MIES VAN DER ROHE AWARD The European Commission and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe have announced the 40 shortlisted works that will compete for the 2017 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award. 355 works were nominated for the award and an expert Jury drew up the final shortlist. Two buildings by OOPEAA are among the shortlisted works: Puukuokka One, the first eight-story wooden apartment building with a load bearing frame made of massive timber in Finland, and Suvela Chapel, a multifunctional […]

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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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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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Oct
15

Puukuokka nominated for Puupalkinto 2015

posted on October 15th 2015 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

OOPEAA is happy to announce that Puukuokka Housing Block has been nominated for Wood Award / Puupalkinto 2015. Puupalkinto is given to a building, a decoration or a structure that represents the high-quality Finnish wood architecture or where wood has been used in an innovative way.The award is organized by Woodinfo / Puuinfo since 1994. You can find all the nominees and vote for your favourite here. The award will be announced on Wood Day / Puupäivä 26 th of November in Helsinki.

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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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