Posts Tagged with: projects

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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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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Apr
15

Puukuokka Housing Block / new publications

posted on April 15th 2015 in News with 0 Comments

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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Jan
22

Lonna Sauna

posted on January 22nd 2015 in News with 0 Comments

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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Dec
03

Puukuokka Block 1 ready

posted on December 3rd 2014 in News with 0 Comments

OOPEAA is happy to announce that the first block of the Puukuokka Housing complex is ready! This week the residents will start moving in into their brand new apartments.

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Nov
27

Puupalkinto / Puupäivä

posted on November 27th 2014 in News with 0 Comments

We are proud to announce that House Riihi by OOPEAA was shortlisted as nominee in the WoodPrize / Puupalkinto 2014, organized by Woodinfo / Puuinfo Finland since 1994. The prize will be assigned today, 27th November, during the happenings of Puupäivä, the Finnish “day of wood”. Organized in Helsinki by Puuinfo.fi, Puupäiva is one of the main events for the wood industry, bringing together firms, producers, builders and designers interested in wood products and technology. On the occasion, Anssi Lassila and the other finalists will introduce their offices and practices. The happening for the Wood Prize will take place in Wanha Satama, Helsinki, starting at 16.30. […]

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Nov
13

Puukuokka Block 1

posted on November 13th 2014 in News with 0 Comments

In the Jyväskylä suburb of Kuokkala, the first part of the Puukuokka Housing Block is nearing completion. Puukuokka 1, the first part of a complex to be composed of three wooden multi-story apartment buildings, is expected to be completed by the end of November 2014. It will be the first wooden apartment building of the height of 8 stories in Finland.

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Nov
05

Konsthall Tornedalen in progress

posted on November 5th 2014 in News with 0 Comments

In 2012 OOPEAA, operating under the name Lassila Hirvilammi Architects at the time, won the competition for a new art museum in Vitsaniemi in the Swedish Lapland. The Konsthall Tornedalen will be located on the beautiful banks of the river Kemijoki that marks  the border between Finland and Sweden. With the design phase now under way, the building is scheduled to be completed in 2016.  Some days ago Gunhild Stensmyr, the commissioner  of the future Konsthall, visited the OOPEAA office in Seinäjoki to brainstorm with the architects about the project and to earnestly kick off the first phase of the design process The meeting […]

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