ANSSI LASSILA of OOPEAA lecturing at Egurtek International Forum – Bilbao

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, he will discuss the potential of pre-manufactured CLT based modular construction to provide high quality homes that are environmentally responsible and affordable. The Puukuokka apartment building by OOPEAA will serve as an illustrative example of this potential. Completed in 2014 / 2015, it is the first 8-storey wooden apartment building in Finland. It is composed of volumetric CLT modules as the load bearing structure and has a fully wooden frame. 

Egurtek International Forum of Architecture and Construction in Wood is a forum for gathering information about timber architecture and construction. It is a biannual event and it is organized for the 6th time this year. The program features presentations by renowned architects from the Iberian Peninsula and abroad. Their addresses and talks provide an educational, visual presentation of the works that they have designed and built in wood.

Egurtek has become an unmissable event for architects and engineers and all those professionals of the industry who have connections with wood. Through this Forum, more than fifty professionals of international prestige have presented their work and shared their experiences with all those attending the Forum.

The Forum offers a conference program with first-rate international speakers. This year the speakers include Shigeru Ban, Michael Green, Mónica Rivera and Emiliano López, Tudor Radulescu, and Juri Troy, as well as Fernando Tabuenca and Fermín Leache, Gorka Elorza, and Jordi Fargas from the Spanish scene.

For a full program and more information on the conference, click here. 

The Forum also has an exhibiting area for more than 35 participants, technical conferences, meetings between industry partnerships and presentation of panels showing award-winning works from Egurtek, among other activities.

The Egurtek Conference Organizing Committee is composed of representatives from the following institutions:

• Higher College of Engineering of Bilbao (University of the Basque Country)

• Official Association of Industrial Engineers of the Basque Country

• Official Institute of Quantity Surveyors and Architectural Technicians of Bizkaia

• COAVN (Official Institute of Architects of the Basque Country & Navarre)

• Higher Technical College of Architecture in San Sebastián (University of the Basque Country)

• Polytechnic University College (University of the Basque Country)

• Baskegur

• Habic Cluster

• Bilbao Exhibition Centre (BEC)