Posts in the Category: News

Jan
24

Place NOW – Regionalism in the 2020s Seminar in Oulu on January 25, 2020

posted on January 24th 2020 in News with 0 Comments

Anssi Lassila is joining as a panelist in the Place NOW – Regionalism in the 2020s seminar in Oulu tomorrow. The seminar focuses on examining regionalism in architecture from a contemporary viewpoint. The event is organized by the jeesjeesgood collective and it takes place at the Kulttuuritalo Valve. The seminar is free and open to all.   Place NOW – Regionalism in the 2020s Seminar and discussion Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 16:00 – 19:00 Kulttuuritalo Valve Hallituskatu 7 90100 Oulu   In the seminar on Saturday, there will be three short lectures presenting three different points of view on […]

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Jan
13

Anssi Lassila appointed Professor of Practice, Contemporary Architecture at the Oulu School of Architecture

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Anssi Lassila, Director and Founder of OOPEAA, has been appointed Professor of Practice, Contemporary Architecture at the Oulu School of Architecture. He will assume his position on February 1, 2020. The position was filled by invitation and the appointment is for a five-year term. Established in 1959, the Oulu School of Architecture is the northernmost school of architecture in the world, and one of three schools of architecture in Finland. The school has a particular focus on addressing and researching sustainability in the Northern climate and on developing new ways of building with wood. It is also the alma mater […]

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Dec
20

Japanese Company Obayashi is Joining as Partner in the OOPEAA Initiated Life Cycle Visualizer Project

posted on December 20th 2019 in News with 0 Comments

The Japanese Construction Company Obayashi is joining as an international partner in Life Cycle Visualizer project initiated by OOPEAA. It is a research and development project for creating an early assessment tool for evaluating the impact of material and structural choices on the sustainability of a building. The aim is to provide a tool that can be used in the early stages of concept design in order to help to guide the design process. The collaboration with Obayashi will provide a Japanese perspective to the project. This will complement the European perspective to sustainable building provided by OOPEAA. The partnership […]

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Dec
18

OOPEAA Research

posted on December 18th 2019 in News with 0 Comments

We have updated our home page to share our thinking behind some of our most recent research projects. There is an ongoing focus on research and development at OOPEAA. It is a great a tool for creating innovative solutions and developing new ways of thinking. We are interested in exploring the potential for finding optimal solutions that support both the social and ecological aspects of sustainability while simultaneously being economically efficient in a long-term perspective. You can find more about our research projects here.   A TOOL FOR EVALUATING SUSTAINABILITY In recent years, our interest in finding ways to optimize the […]

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Dec
11

Celebrating the Ground-Breaking of the Tikkurila Bethania Housing Today 

posted on December 11th 2019 in News with 0 Comments

The project for the New Tikkurila Church and the adjoining Bethania Housing is entering into a new phase as the construction for the housing begins. The ground-breaking for the part of the block providing affordable housing commissioned by the Vantaa Parishes was celebrated today. The Tikkurila Bethania Housing offers a combination of student housing and apartments for affordable housing. The total number of apartments in the block will be 224 apartments, of which 162 will be for students commissioned by HOAS and 62 will be built by the Vantaa Parish. There will also be a generous array of shared spaces for the […]

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Nov
26

A New Book by OOPEAA Presents an Urban Toolbox for Developing Sustainable Cities with a Human Scale

posted on November 26th 2019 in News with 0 Comments

The newly published book Vision and Toolbox for the Future Seinäjoki City Center provides a framework for developing the city as a socially sustainable, active and green urban place with a human scale. It is the result of a two-year research process of urban analysis and conceptual development realized by OOPEAA in collaboration with the City of Seinäjoki as the commissioning client and Gehl as an expert on matters of the social dynamics of urban public space. A series of three workshops gave also the citizens of Seinäjoki an opportunity to actively engage in the process. You can download the […]

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Nov
12

Welcome to the Seinäjoki Vision and Toolbox book launch on November 18, 2019!

posted on November 12th 2019 in News with 0 Comments

The Vision and Toolbox for the Future Seinäjoki City Center will be presented in the book launch event at the Apila Library in Seinäjoki on November 2019. The Vision and Toolbox for the Future Seinäjoki City Center provides a framework for developing the city as a socially sustainable, active and green city with a human scale. The Vision is accompanied by an Urban Toolbox that offers a wide-ranging palette of different kinds of interventions specifically designed to help support the city to develop in its desired direction. The goal is to create a city that provides an accessible and inclusive […]

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Nov
07

Anssi Lassila Lecturing in Nagoya, Japan on November 9, 2019

posted on November 7th 2019 in News with 0 Comments

Anssi Lassila will be delivering a keynote lecture at the Aichi Wood Architecture Meeting 2019 in Nagoya, Japan. The annual Aichi Wood Architecture Meeting is an opportunity for the young professionals and students in Japan to learn about wood architecture. It also provides and important platform for building wider networks in the wood building industry in Japan as well as internationally.   Anssi Lassila The Potential of Wood as a Sustainable Construction Material Aichi Wood Architecture Meeting Date: 9th November  13:30 – 17:00 Venue: Sugiyama Jogakuen University, Hoshigaoka campus Address: 17-3 Hoshigaoka Motomachi, Chikusa Ward, Nagoya, Aichi 464-0802, Japan   […]

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Oct
02

Anssi Lassila speaking at the Timber! Symposium on Design Excellence in Timber and Wood in Arkansas, US on October 4 – 6, 2019

posted on October 2nd 2019 in News with 0 Comments

Timber! Symposium on Design Excellence in Timber and Wood brings together an international cohort of architects and engineers whose work demonstrates excellence in design and innovation specifically in wood. The symposium is composed lectures, workshops and panel discussions. The symposium takes place at University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, and it is hosted by the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design together with the U.S. Forest Service. All sessions are open to the public. Registration is free, but important, space is limited. For more information see here.   Anssi Lassila, OOPEAA The Potential of Modularity: The Case of Puukuokka Session 1 on Friday, […]

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Sep
30

Anssi Lassila lecturing at the Laurentian University in Ontario, Canada on October 1, 2019

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Anssi Lassila will be presenting a talk at the Laurentian Architecture Lecture Series at the McEwen School of Architecture on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 5:30 pm. The lecture is free and open to all.   Architecture in Wood A lecture by Anssi Lassila, OOPEAA October 1, 2019 at 5:30 pm McEwen School of Architecture 85 Elm St P3C 1T3 Greater Sudbury, Ontario   In his lecture, Anssi Lassila will address the versatile potential of wood in architecture through a presentation of select projects by OOPEAA including the Kuokkala Church, the Puukuokka Housing Block, the Suvela Chapel, and the Lonna Sauna. The […]

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