Posts Tagged with: oopeaa

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
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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Oct
19

Ulkometsä Kindergarten in Kokkola completed

posted on October 19th 2015 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

At the beginning of 2014 OOPEAA, with PEAB Ltd, won a competition organized by the Municipality of Kokkola for a new kindergarten. The construction started in June 2014 and this autumn, the building is put into use. Located in a suburban residential area, the building is organized on the lot in an L-shape, around the yard, located towards south to get the best insulation. The layout separates the yard from the street on the north side of the site and from the parking, protecting the playground in a gentle way. The building fits the scale of the neighborhood but marks its […]

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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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Jul
02

Do! Alvar Aalto Symposium 2015

posted on July 2nd 2015 in News with 0 Comments

You´re all welcome to take part in the next Alvar Aalto Symposium 2015, which will take place in Jyväskylä, 7.-9. August, 2015. – Alvar Aalto Symposium is an international forum for discussion on contemporary architecture. It is a triennial event that brings professionals from around the world together to engage in current topics in architecture. The symposium’s theme challenges the speakers and participants to examine architecture from the perspective of doing. The aim is to shed light on how architects envision what they do and how the process is shaped by the approach that they take to their work. The […]

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