Posts Tagged with: wood

Nov
08

Anssi Lassila is speaking today at the Nordic Architecture Fair in Gothenburg

posted on November 8th 2017 in News with 0 Comments

Anssi Lassila Finnish Wood: Past and Future Wednesday, November 8, 2017 10:00 – 10:45 Nordic Architecture Fair Scene G 1 Svenska Mässan, Mässans gata, Gothenburg – In the Nordic region wood has been used as a building material for tens of thousands of years. Anssi Lassila recounts what he has learnt from traditional construction methods and how this has helped him create innovative solutions for the future. The lecture will be followed by a panel discussion under the theme of Country Life on Scene G3. Anders Nyquist – architect, founder and principal Eco Cycle Design, Njurunda, Anssi Lassila – architect, […]

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Oct
20

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

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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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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
24

Anssi Lassila is lecturing in Oslo

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Anssi Lassila A Nordic Perspective on Architecture Thursday, April 27 at 18:00 Oslo Arkitektforening Josefine gate 34, Oslo – Anssi Lassila of OOPEAA and Konrad Milton of Jägnefält Milton will be lecturing at the Oslo Architects Association (OAF) in their lecture series on the present and future of the Nordic perspective on architecture. Anssi Lassila will be providing a Finnish perspective on the topic while Konrad Milton will offer a Swedish one. They will each talk about the ways in which the Nordic tradition gets reinterpreted and transformed into a contemporary expression in their architecture. The parallel presentation of the work OOPEAA and Jägnefält […]

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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

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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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Dec
15

Puukuokka One, Suvela Chapel and Periscope Tower by OOPEAA nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Award 2017

posted on December 15th 2016 in News with 0 Comments

Puukuokka One, Suvela Chapel and Periscope Tower by OOPEAA nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Award 2017 We are happy to announce that three buildings designed by OOPEAA have been nominated amongst the projects for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2017. Launched in 1987, the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award is one of the most prestigious acknowledgments for European architects. Funded by the EU Cultural Programme and the Fundacio Mies van der Rohe(FMvdR) – Barcelona, the biannual prize gives credit to professionals who are developing the architectural practice through new ideas and technologies, to build better spaces and cities. (a hyperlink to Mies Foundation here? Kärsämäki Church and Kuokkala Church were selected as shortlisted projects respectively in 2005 and 2011, […]

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Dec
07

Anssi Lassila at the launch of Modular & Volumetric Building System by Stora Enso in London

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Anssi Lassila as speaker at the launch of Modular & Volumetric Building System by Stora Enso in London today Launch of Stora Enso’s Modular Building System  6.00 pm – 10.00 pm, Wednesday, December 7, 2016 Haberdashers Hall, 18 West Smithfield, London, EC1A 9HQ – Presentations Anssi Lassila, OOPEAA Puukuokka: An Example of the Use of Modular Systems in Multi-story Apartment Buildings Paul Williamson, Managing Director of Modular Construction, Swan Homes Investing in Modular Construction – the Future for Volumetric Homes  Gareth Mason, Business Development Manager, Stora Enso Modular Element Buildings by Stora Enso – designing for modular construction – Stora Enso is launching their Modular & Volumetric Building System in London today. Welcome drinks will be served from 6.00 pm and followed […]

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Nov
07

ANSSI LASSILA of OOPEAA is lecturing at the Wood Architecture Days in Tallin and in Helsinki

posted on November 7th 2016 in News with 0 Comments

INTERNATIONAL WOOD ARCHITECTURE CONFERENCE WOOD – NATURE’S KEY TO A BETTER LIVING ENVIRONMENT November 9 – 10, 2016 Kultuurikatel, Black Box Põhja puiestee 27a Tallin, Estonia Lecture by Anssi Lassila Wood in Architecture: From Handcrafted Methods to Prefabricated Materials November 9, 2016 At 16:30 hours – NATIONAL WOOD ARCHITECTURE DAY November 10, 2016 Wanha Satama Pikku Satamakatu 3-5 Helsinki, Finland Lecture by Anssi Lassila New Wood Architecture OOPEAA: Recent Projects in Wood: Periscope Tower, Suvela Chapel, Pihapetäjä Apartments in Joensuu, and others November 10, 2016 At 9:00 hours in Hall A INTERNATIONAL WOOD ARCHITECTURE CONFERENCE / TALLIN Wood Architecture Conference […]

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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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