Posts in the Category: News

Nov
05

OOPEAA’s Entry ”Kuhan” Wins the Competition for a New Housing Block in Äijälänsalmi, Jyväskylä

posted on November 5th 2020 in News with 0 Comments

OOPEAA’s entry ”Kuhan” wins the land allocation competition for a new housing block in Äijälänsalmi, Jyväskylä. The design developed by OOPEAA proposes a community-oriented plan for urban living based on wood. Special emphasis is placed on creating a framework for a socially sustainable community by offering a broad range of apartment types to accommodate a variety of needs as well as by providing shared spaces for the residents to use. Responding to the contours of the terrain on the hilly site, the block is composed of buildings with varying heights. The project will be realized for the City of Jyväskylä […]

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Oct
30

Puukuokka featured in the Volume 2 of the Architecture Guide to the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals

posted on October 30th 2020 in News with 0 Comments

The new book ‘An Architecture Guide to the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals Volume 2’ focuses on the question of how architecture can contribute to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Showing an extensive collection of projects in all scales and from all over the world, it demonstrates how architects and architecture can contribute to each of the Sustainable Development Goals.The examples illustrate that architecture can make significant contributions regardless of budget, location or resources available. The Puukuokka Housing Block is featured as an example of the goal number 17 that underlines the importance of partnership in achieving the goal of […]

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Oct
02

Anssi Lassila Speaking at the Seminar on Sustainable House 2 in Tampere on October 3, 2020

posted on October 2nd 2020 in News with 0 Comments

Anssi Lassila is giving a talk on the use of timber in architecture as a sustainable solution at the Seminar on Sustainable House 2 in Tampere on October 3, 2020. The event is organized by the Pirkanmaa society for building culture, Pirkanmaan rakennuskulttuuriyhdistys ry and it isa sequel to the seminar on the same theme organized in the spring 2020. The event is free of charge and open to all audiences. However, as space is limited to 50 participants, registration at info@piiru.fiis recommended. Seats will be made available on first-come-first-serve basis. The lectures are held in Finnish and the presentations […]

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Sep
17

OOPEAA to realize restoration and renovation of the Rauhanlinna Manor in Savonlinna

posted on September 17th 2020 in News with 0 Comments

OOPEAA has been commissioned to realize the restoration and renovation of the Rauhanlinna Manor in Savonlinna, Finland. With its rich ornamentation and intricate detailing, the Rauhanlinna mansion completed in 1900 is a unique example of Russian style wooden manor houses in Finland. With a rare combination of Arabic influenced pillars and Swiss inspired decorative wood carved details, the Rauhanlinna mansion with its surrounding parkland is landmarked for historic preservation as a culturally and architecturally valuable milieu. Today, it is in need of restoration and repair, and its new owners, Kyösti and Kari Kakkonen have decided to undertake a major restoration […]

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Sep
08

Open Lecture by Anssi Lassila on Contemporary Wood Architecture on September 14, 2020

posted on September 8th 2020 in News with 0 Comments

The fall semester 2020 in the Contemporary Architecture Program at the Oulu School of Architecture will be kicked off by an open lecture on contemporary wood architecture by Anssi Lassila. The lecture is presented in the Contemporary Wood Architecture Lecture series organized by the Oulu School of Architecture and it is open to general audiences by registration. It is a required part of the curriculum for students participating in the course on Contemporary Wood Architecture. The lecture is open also for other students and faculty at the university to attend. The lecture will be held in Finnish and it will […]

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Apr
28

Springtime brings changes at OOPEAA

posted on April 28th 2020 in News with 0 Comments

Spring is the time for new beginnings. After almost seven years at OOPEAA, Kazunori Yamaguchi is now moving on to establish a practice of his own in Japan. While Kazunori will no longer be part of the day to day activities of the OOPEAA Team, we are looking forward to building a new relationship of collaboration with him. It is an exciting time of change and transition towards something new. For us at OOPEAA the notion of the peripheral is an important starting point. That is why it is also included in the name of the office, OOPEAA Office for Peripheral Architecture. We understand […]

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Mar
04

Topping out of the New Tikkurila Church on March 4, 2020

posted on March 4th 2020 in News with 0 Comments

We are happy to celebrate the topping out of the New Tikkurila Church today on March 4, 2020. The construction is progressing on schedule and the church is slated to be ready at the end of this year. It is commissioned by the Vantaa Parishes and realized as an alliance project together with the Vantaa Parishes, OOPEAA and Lujatalo. Centrally located in Tikkurila, the new church building will form an identifying landmark for the neighborhood. It will have a strong presence in the streetscape. The multifunctional building is easily accessible by public transportation as well as by foot and by […]

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Feb
26

Puuhi Community Space Featured in ARK Magazine

posted on February 26th 2020 in News with 0 Comments

The Puuhi Community Space by OOPEAA is featured in the ARK Magazine issue 1 / 2020. Puuhi is a space for meetings and shared activity for the people of Soini. It is a place for gatherings and events initiated by the villagers and created to meet the needs of the community. Social and ecological sustainability were key principles guiding the design of Puuhi. The goal was to create a wooden building of high architectural quality using local materials and drawing from local skills and resources. Kyläpääskyt, an association founded by the local community, wanted Anssi Lassila, founder and director of OOPEAA, […]

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Feb
19

Katharina Heidkamp giving a lecture on the Puukuokka Housing at the Holzbau 2020 in Augsburg, Germany on February 21, 2020

posted on February 19th 2020 in News with 0 Comments

Katharina Heidkamp of OOPEAA will give a lecture on the Puukuokka Housing at the Holzbau 2020 Conference in Augsburg, Germany on February 21, 2020. The conference is organized by the Institute for Building and Housing at the University of Applied Sciences, Augsburg.   Katharina Heidkamp, OOPEAA Puukuokka Housing – The Potential of Wood as a Sustainable Building Material February 21, 2020 at 14:45 Holzbau 2020 Conference Holzbau Raummodule: Neue Wege Für Architectur und Handwerk Handwerkskammer für Schwaben Siebentischstraße 52 58 86161 Augsburg   The conference will last all day from 8:30 to 16:00.  All lectures are in German. To register […]

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Feb
10

New Team Leaders Appointed for the OOPEAA Offices in Helsinki and Seinäjoki

posted on February 10th 2020 in News with 0 Comments

Starting in February 2020, two new team leaders will be working together with Anssi Lassila, founder and director of OOPEAA as members of the newly formed OOPEAA Steering Group. Together the steering group will help focus the development of the office to respond in meaningful ways to the call for creating high-quality architecture that is both socially and ecologically sustainable and places the human being at the center. Iida Hedberg will be responsible for coordinating the development and management of the OOPEAA Helsinki office. Timo Etula will be responsible for coordinating the development and management of the OOPEAA Seinäjoki office. […]

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