Posts Tagged with: projects

Aug
30

Suvela Chapel Wins the Accessibility Award of the Year 2017

posted on August 30th 2017 in News with 0 Comments

The Suvela Chapel has been chosen as the winner of the Accessibility Award of the Year 2017 awarded by the Espoo Disability Council. The Accessibility Award was established in 2014 and it has been awarded annually since then making this the fourth time it was given out. The award aims to recognize a service, company, community, realized idea, person, building or activity in the city of Espoo that has made a significant contribution to making services accessible to us all and to facilitating easy physical access to them. This year there were 14 nominations for the award. The Suvela Chapel […]

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May
10

Lonna Sauna will officially open to the public next week

posted on May 10th 2017 in News with 0 Comments

The Lonna Sauna by Anssi Lassila / OOPEAA will officially open to the public next week. We are happy to welcome the summer with the opening of the Lonna Sauna to the public. We invite you to enjoy the special bathing experience offered by the wood heated sauna in the Finnish archipelago just in front of the Helsinki Market Square. The Lonna Sauna will be open daily 14-19 throughout the summer starting on May 16,2017. The Lonna island is accessible by a waterbus by JT Lines from the Cholera Basin on the Helsinki Market Square (see waterbus schedule here). A […]

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Apr
19

OOPEAA is part of the Finnish Olympic Design Group designing a proposal for the Winter Olympics in China in 2022

posted on April 19th 2017 in News with 0 Comments

The Finnish Olympic Design Group is among the five finalists competing for the task of designing the Nordic Sports Park for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China. The group is composed of six Finnish architecture and engineering offices along with sports experts from Finland. The final decision on the winning proposal will be announced in May this year. The plan develops a proposal for a Nordic venue cluster that provides facilities for ski jumping, cross-country skiing and biathlon in three separate centers. It is located in the Valley of Shu Hua, a site with a unique cultural history and […]

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Nov
01

OOPEAA participates in a Nordic research and development project on Sustainable Transformation and Environmental Design, STED

posted on November 1st 2016 in News with 0 Comments

The Nordic Built – Sustainable Transformation and Environmental Design, STED is a three year long project with the aim of developing new tools for the use of Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) as a way to evaluate the sustainability of architectural design projects from the early design stages on. The STED project provides a Nordic innovation platform for developing new design solutions and design processes for construction, renovation and transformation. Using ICT
for decision support and combining energy efficiency, environmental design and lifecycle thinking, the
aim is to develop innovative and generalizable system design solutions and design methods to create sustainable buildings. The […]

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Oct
26

PUUKUOKKA, PHASE TWO started

posted on October 26th 2016 in News with 0 Comments

The construction of Puukuokka Two on site has started.  The Puukuokka apartment complex is getting a new addition. Puukuokka Two will soon be making company to Puukuokka One which was completed in the spring of 2015.  When completed, the Puukuokka wooden apartment block in the Kuokkala neighborhood in Jyväskylä will be composed of three wooden multi-story buildings. The on site construction of the second part of the trio, Puukuokka Two has now started. The expected date on completion for Puukuokka Two is set for spring 2017. Like Puukuokka One, Puukuokka Two will be composed of CLT. With a fully wooden load-bearing frame, the seven-story building will make use of the modular system developed when designing Puukuokka One. With slight modifications it will utilize the same principle of using prefabricated volumetric modules produced locally in Hartola just two hours away […]

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Sep
04

The Suvela Chapel Inaugurated on September 4, 2016

posted on September 4th 2016 in News with 0 Comments

The Suvela Chapel in Espoo designed by OOPEAA was inaugurated on September 4, 2016. The Suvela chapel was commissioned by the Espoo Parish Union and it will be used jointly by the Espoo Paris Union, the Swedish Parish of Espoo and the City of Espoo to serve the entire community of Suvela. It is a multifunctional building that offers a space for the people of the community to use together for their many different needsregardless of their religious affiliation. OOPEAA embarked on the design and planning for the Suvela Chapel and the nearby community park in 2012. The goal was to […]

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Sep
01

SUVELA CHAPEL NOMINATED FOR FINLANDIA PRIZE

posted on September 1st 2016 in News with 0 Comments

The Suvela Chapel has been nominated one of the four final candidates for the Finlandia Prize for Architecture 2016  The Finlandia Prize 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, the Finlandia Prize for Architecture winner will […]

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Jul
06

Periscope Tower is now open to the public

posted on July 6th 2016 in News with 0 Comments

The Periscope Tower is a giant wooden periscope structure that serves as an observation tower and engages the viewer in a dialogue with the landscape. With the help of a large mirror the Periscope Tower makes it possible for everyone to enjoy the views of the surrounding landscape. One can either climb up the stairs to enjoy the view over the lake and into the surrounding landscape from the viewing deck, or simply stay on the ground and get the view through the periscope mirror. Made entirely of wood, the building is composed of an inner core of cross-laminated timber […]

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Jun
13

OOPEAA is designing a new multi-storey wooden apartment building to be built in Joensuu

posted on June 13th 2016 in News with 0 Comments

Construction of the six-storey wooden apartment building in Penttilä, Joensuu is starting today.  The building is the first multi-storey wooden apartment building in Joensuu. It has been commissioned by the Joensuun Pihapetäjä Housing Cooperative owned by the Karelian Culture Promotion Foundation (KKES) and it provides 40 rental units of affordable housing. The structure of the building is based on prefabricated volumetric modules made of cross-laminated timber (CLT). The choice of wood as a building material reflects the special attention paid to the energy efficiency of the building. The building will feature solar panels as well as a waste-water heat recovery […]

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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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