Posts Tagged with: wood

Jul
05

OOPEAA wins invited competition for a new global concept for an all-year-round floating sea pool for the Allas Sea Pool Family

posted on July 5th 2018 in News with 0 Comments

The Allas Sea Pool is a floating sea pool that is operational all year round. It offers an opportunity to enjoy outdoor bathing even in the Nordic winter weather. After the opening of the first Allas Sea Pool in the very heart of Helsinki in May 2016 as a pilot case, the Sea Pool Family is now expanding both nationally in Finlandand internationally around the world. The goal is to offer an experience of the Nordic values of good life by activating people’s relationship to the waterfront and by providing a comfortable and inviting atmosphere. In order to create a […]

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Jun
15

Kontra by OOPEAA wins invited competition for a multifunctional pavilion for the new Seinäjoki Central Square

posted on June 15th 2018 in News with 0 Comments

Seinäjoki is one of the fastest growing cities in Finland. Currently the city has about 62 000 inhabitants, the urban area about 150 000, and the region about 200 000 inhabitants. A new Central Square will create a focal point of the public space of the growing city gathering a market place, a play area and a multifunctional pavilion with a café and a stage for performances in a central place in the city. The City of Seinäjoki organized an invited competition for the design of the multifunctional pavilion earlier this spring. Three architecture offices were invited to participate: Avanto […]

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Apr
09

Anssi Lassila to lecture in Stockholm on Thursday, April 12, 2018

posted on April 9th 2018 in News with 0 Comments

Anssi Lassila has been invited by the Association of Architects in Stockholm to give a lecture at the Kungliga Akademien for de fria konsterna. In his lecture Anssi Lassila will talk about the potential of wood in architecture through a presentation of his work. The lecture will display a range of the work the OOPEAA office from the Kärsämäki Shingle Church in 2004 to the Suvela Chapel in 2016 and more, with an emphasis on the innovative works on contemporary wooden architecture that the office stands for.   OOPEAA – NEW WOOD Thursday, April 12 at 17:30 PM – 19:30 […]

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Feb
16

Risuviita offers a combination of social housing and special housing for people with autism spectrum

posted on February 16th 2018 in News with 0 Comments

Risuviita offers a combination of social housing and special housing for people with autism spectrum Risuviita in the Kasperi neighborhood in Seinäjoki offers a combination of social housing and special housing for people with autism spectrum. Completed in the fall of 2017, it has been warmly welcomed by its new residents who have made it their home and settled in over the past few months. The new residential block for Autism Spectre in Kasperi is located at the intersection of two park axis. The new building takes its place in dialogue with the surrounding parkland and views in with the […]

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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

posted on October 20th 2017 in News with 0 Comments

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

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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