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

posted on September 30th 2019 in News with 0 Comments

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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posted on September 26th 2019 in News with 0 Comments

The Taika Kindergarten by OOPEAA has been nominated as a candidate for the Wood Award / Puupalkinto 2019. The jury has selected 14 projects in total as candidates for the Wood Award 2019. The award will be announced on the Wood Day / Puupäivä on November 28, 2019 at the Messukeskus Conference Center in Helsinki. In addition to the winner to be decided by the jury, there will also be a winner chosen by the audience through online voting. Voting is open until November 14, 2019. You can find all the nominees and vote for your favorite one here The Wood Award […]

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Anssi Lassila at the PechaKucha Night at the Helsinki Design Week 2019

posted on September 11th 2019 in News with 0 Comments

  The PechaKucha Night is officially one of the classics of Helsinki Design Week festival program. This is 15th edition of the Helsinki Design Week. This year the theme is Learning Climate. The festival runs from September 5 – 15, 2019.   PechaKucha Night – Helsinki Design Week 2019 September 12, 2019 At 20:00 – 22:00 Pörssitalo Fabianinkatu 14, Helsinki Anssi Lassila will be participating in the PechaKucha Night along with other colleagues and experts of matters related to sustainability. The other speakers are architect Luke Jones, researcher and doer Jeremy Gaudibert, designer Milla Vaahtera, artist Meiju Niskala, eco-entrepreneur Anna Lehtola, sailorTapio Lehtinen, learning and […]

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Puuhi, the New Community Space in Soini is Now Open

posted on June 18th 2019 in News with 0 Comments

Puuhi is a space for informal encounters and vibrant cultural activity in the village of Soini, Finland. Commissioned by the local people of the Ostrobothnian village, it offers a place for the community to come together in an informal and relaxed setting to enjoy music and art in the company of others. The active agent behind the project is Kyläpääskyt ry, a community association founded in 2008 by the people of Soini. They chose to ask Anssi Lassila of OOPEAA to create them a building to serve as a place in which people can come together to create, present and […]

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The OOPEAA Seinäjoki Office is moving

posted on May 31st 2019 in News with 0 Comments

On June 1, 2019 the OOPEAA Seinäjoki Office is moving to new premises in a central location in downtown in Seinäjoki. The new space is on the street level and features large windows opening to the street. That allows the work of the office to take on a visible presence in the life of the city. It also makes it possible for the office to actively engage with the city around it.   The new location of the office is well in line with the work that OOPEAA is currently doing on developing the vision for the future Seinäjoki city […]

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KOOTA Wooden Housing Block by OOPEAA wins the competition for Porvoo West Bank

posted on May 8th 2019 in News with 0 Comments

The proposal Koota developed by OOPEAA to be realized in collaboration with the Tila Group wins the competition for a new wooden housing block to be built in the West Bank of Porvoo, a small historical city with a significant heritage of wooden buildings from the 19th century. Located on a river delta by the coast in southern Finland, Porvoo offers great quality of life and a small town atmosphere within a convenient commuting distance from the metropolitan Helsinki. Koota seeks to provide a contemporary addition to the tradition of wooden housing in the growing city of Porvoo. It creates a […]

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Anssi Lassila to give a lecture at Oulu School of Architecture on March 25, 2019

posted on March 21st 2019 in News with 0 Comments

Anssi Lassila will give a lecture at the Oulu School of Architecture in their Monday Matinee series on March 25, 2019. The lecture is part of the Program on Contemporary Architecture. Monday Matinee Anssi Lassila March 25, 2019 at 15:15 Agora, Oulu School of Architecture Biologintie 8, Oulu The lecture will be held in English and it is open to all. Warmly welcome! In the lecture, Anssi Lassila will reflect on his approach to architecture using select projects through the years as illustrative examples. The talk will span a range of works from his early experience with the Kärsämäki Church, a […]

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