Posts Tagged with: wood

Nov
26

PUUKUOKKA WINS THE WOOD PRIZE 2015

posted on November 26th 2015 in News with 0 Comments

The Puukuokka Housing Block designed by Anssi Lassila / OOPEAA has been selected winner of the Wood Prize  2015. The Wood Prize is awarded 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 18th time. The prize is awarded by the Wood Information Center Finland. 

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Nov
25

Anssi Lassila lecturing at Puupäivä

posted on November 25th 2015 in News with 0 Comments

Anssi Lassila is giving a lecture tomorrow on 26th of November at Helsinki. The event is part of Puupäivä (Wood Day) organized by Puuinfo Oy / the Wood Information Center Finland. Puupäivä brings together hundreds of industry, commerce and local government and construction industry decision-makers. The program includes a number of high-level seminars about wooden architecture, building technology, research, wood industry and trade. For more information and the program, see here. The event is held at Wanha Satama in Helsinki.  

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Oct
15

Puukuokka nominated for Puupalkinto 2015

posted on October 15th 2015 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

OOPEAA is happy to announce that Puukuokka Housing Block has been nominated for Wood Award / Puupalkinto 2015. Puupalkinto is given to a building, a decoration or a structure that represents the high-quality Finnish wood architecture or where wood has been used in an innovative way.The award is organized by Woodinfo / Puuinfo since 1994. You can find all the nominees and vote for your favourite here. The award will be announced on Wood Day / Puupäivä 26 th of November in Helsinki.

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Sep
23

Puukuokka by OOPEAA awarded Finlandia Prize for Architecture 2015

posted on September 23rd 2015 in News with 0 Comments

We are proud to announce that the Puukuokka Housing Block designed by OOPEAA has been selected winner of the Finlandia Prize for Architecture 2015. This year composer Kaija Saariaho has acted as the judge to select the winner from among five finalists. She describes her decision in the following words: “I chose Puukuokka as the winner because it demonstrates values that I appreciate in life as well as in architecture: it is a courageous and ambitious work that brings together an exploration of new possibilities for building and construction, a humane sensibility, and a quest for ecological solutions as well as […]

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Aug
28

Lakeside Periscope Tower / SD Review 2015

posted on August 28th 2015 in News with 0 Comments

OOPEAA’s Periscope Tower is one of the winners of the Japanese award SD Review 2015. The Periscope Tower project will be exhibited together with the other winners in Tokyo and Kyoto. The design for a new viewing tower, the Periscope Tower, to be built on the Lake Kyrkösjärvi in Seinäjoki, Finland has recently been completed. The tower is part of a larger landscape design project for reshaping the lake shore, developed by OOPEAA for the Seinäjoki Housing Fair 2016. Made entirely of wood, the structure is composed of an inner core of CLT and an external wooden frame which serves […]

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Aug
14

Puukuokka for Finlandia Prize

posted on August 14th 2015 in News with 0 Comments

OOPEAA is glad to announce that Puukuokka Housing Block is shortlisted for the Finlandia Prize for Architecture 2015. 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, Finlandia Prize for Architecture winner will be selected by composer Kaija […]

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Jun
08

Re-Creation in Helsinki

posted on June 8th 2015 in News with 0 Comments

RE-CREATION. THE RESILIENCE OF ARCHITECTURE June 11 – September 13, 2015 This summer Helsinki’s Esplanade Park will play host to Re-Creation. The Resilience of Architecture, an installation by Anssi Lassila and his OOPEAA Office for Peripheral Architecture which debuted at the Shenzhen bi-city Biennale for Urbanism and Architecture and was shown at the Venice Biennale of Architecture in 2014. A varied programme of architecture-related events will be organized around the installation all through summer. The installation opening will take place on the Esplanadi Park in Helsinki, on June 10, at 18:00. Welcome! Visit the website of MFA for the official press […]

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May
18

Forum Perspective 2015 / Milan

posted on May 18th 2015 in News with 0 Comments

Milan, Italy is the location of Forum Perspective 2015 by The Plan on May 18-20, and OOPEAA is part of it. Started in 2010 under the curatorial organization of the Plan Magazine, the Forum is an annual event for networking and inspiration bringing together a wide range of practitioners, producers and investors involved in architecture, engineering and the building sector. In occasion of the Forum, The Plan will announce the winners of the The Plan Awards 2015. Anssi Lassila will be there to present recent works by OOPEAA in a keynote lecture amongst some of the most interesting contemporary architects. […]

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May
05

Venice Art Biennale 2015 / Finnish Pavilion

posted on May 5th 2015 in News with 0 Comments

The 56th La Biennale di Venezia 2015 opens its doors to the public on 9th May. OOPEAA has created the exhibition design for the presentation of the exhibition “Hours, Years, Aeons” by the artist duo IC-98 in the Alvar Aalto Pavilion of Finland at the 56th International Art Exhibition.

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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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