Posts Tagged with: wood

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

posted on April 24th 2017 in News with 0 Comments

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

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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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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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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Oct
17

ANSSI LASSILA of OOPEAA lecturing at Egurtek International Forum – Bilbao

posted on October 17th 2016 in News with 0 Comments

Anssi Lassila of OOPEAA is lecturing at the Egurtek International Forum of Architecture and Construction in Wood in Bilbao Egurtek International Forum of Architecture and Construction in Wood – 6th Edition Bilbao Exhibition Centre – Conventions October 20th – 21st, 2016 • Thursday, 20 October from 10:00 to 18:00  • Friday, October 21 / from 10:00 to 14:00 – Lecture by Anssi Lassila “Wood and Modularity in Architecture Today” October 20, 2016 / at 16:15  Anssi Lassila of OOPEAA has been invited to give a lecture at the 6th Egurtek International Forum of Architecture and Construction in Wood in Bilbao. In is talk, […]

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Aug
31

Anssi Lassila lecturing at the Strelka Institute in Moscow

posted on August 31st 2016 in News with 0 Comments

September 1, 2016 At 19:00   Strelka Institute 14, Bldg. 5A,  Bersenevskaya Embankment  Moscow, 119072, Russia   Lecture by Anssi Lassila, OOPEAA The Future of Wood: Back to Basics     In his talk at the Strelka Institute, Anssi Lassila will share his thinking on the future of wood in architecture and construction. Drawing from his own experience in working with wood, he will look at the material qualities of wood and the ways in which they find expression in defining the structural framework of a building. From the traditional log cabin to the contemporary multi-story housing block composed of prefabricated […]

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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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Apr
20

Anssi Lassila will be lecturing in Ljubljana at the Big Architecture 16 conference.

posted on April 20th 2016 in News with 0 Comments

BA16‐ Big Architecture 16 At the Slovenian Design Center In Ljubljana At 3 pm on Thursday, April 21, 2016 Pushing the Boundaries of Wood Each year (since 2008) organizer Zavod Big hosts an architecture conference that aims to bring together exceptional architectural practitioners and thinkers to present their work, views and vision around a timely theme of particular relevance and importance. This year the theme is Pushing the Boundaries of Wood. In previous years some world‐renown practices have participated in the program, UN Studio (Netherlands), Snøhetta AS (Norway), NL Architects (Netherlands), Eduard Francois (France), Grimshaw Architects (UK), C.F. Møller Architects […]

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