November 14, 2015
Anssi Lassila, OOPEAA receives the Resident Act of the Year 2015 (Vuoden Asukastoimija) award in recognition for his work on extending the scale of the design for wooden housing onto the level of multistory apartment buildings with the design for the Puukuokka apartment block in Kuokkala, Jyväskylä.
The Puukuokka project is acknowledged for providing a forward looking solution that helps to create a less stressful living environment while also promoting local work opportunities in Finland and contributing to raising the quality grade of biomaterials. The apartment building is recognized for its special acoustic qualities and good sound isolation, for the good indoor air quality, and for the low energy consumption in heating made possible thanks to the insulating qualities of wood that allows for individualized temperature control of each apartment unit as well as for keeping the hallway spaces semi-warm.
Puukuokka was commissioned and built by Lakea Oy. JVR-rakenne served as the main contractor and the concept for the volumetric CLT modules was developed with Stora Enso who also produced the elements. The town plan for the site was developed in close collaboration with the City of Jyväskylä.
The Resident Act of the Year award is given out by the Association of Tenants and Homeowners in Finland. It is given out annually to a person or a project in recognition for an act that promotes solutions for better living.
This year the award ceremony was held in Ruissalo, Turku on November 14, 2015 at 15.00 in conjunction with the annual national seminar organized by the Association of Tenants and Homeowners in Finland on topical issues concerning living and housing.
Read more on Puukuokka HERE.
Find the press release by the Association of Tenants and Homeowners in Finnish HERE.