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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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OOPEAA and Gehl are holding an open workshop on envisioning the future Seinäjoki City Center on March 19, 2019

posted on March 13th 2019 in News with 0 Comments

OOPEAA is leading a series of workshops together with Gehl to develop the vision for the future Seinäjoki City Center. As part of this series, on March 19, 2019, there will be an open workshop on envisioning the future Seinäjoki City Center. Everyone is welcome to participate. Prior to the workshop there will be a lecture by David Sim, Artistic Director of Gehl, on the topic of “How to Build a Good City”. The lecture is also open to all. – Program How to Build a Good City Council Hall, Kirkkokatu 6, Seinäjoki 14:00 Introduction and a lecture by David […]

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The proposal by OOPEAA and Töölö Urban wins the competition for a Cultural River Float on the river Aura in Turku, Finland

posted on March 5th 2019 in News with 0 Comments

The proposal by OOPEAA and Töölö Urban, Kaarna, wins the design and build competition for a Cultural River Float, a floating structure to provide a place of cultural activity on the river Aura in a central location in Turku, Finland. The competition was organized by the City of Turku with the aim of activating the river landscape and the area in front of the Wäinö Aaltonen Museum, an important art museum and a focal place of culture in the city. The competition set out to seek a floating structure that would offer a place for cultural activity all year round […]

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Puukuokka Block, Taika Kindergarten and Risuviita Housing eligible to be nominated as finalists for the ArchDaily Building of the Year Awards

posted on March 1st 2019 in News with 0 Comments

We are happy to announce that three projects by OOPEAA are eligible to be nominated as one of the five finalists in their category in the 10th edition of ArchDaily Building of the Year Awards. Voting is open until Sunday, March 3, 2019. Please use the following links to give your vote. Please note that you can vote for only one project in each of the fifteen categories. Puukuokka Housing Block, category: Housing The Puukuokka Housing Block explores the potential of modular prefabricated CLT construction to meet the goal of providing high quality, environmentally responsible and affordable housing. Comprised of three 6-8-story […]

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The Building Permit for the New Tikkurila Church in Vantaa has been approved

posted on January 30th 2019 in News with 0 Comments

The building permit for the New Tikkurila Church designed by OOPEAA as an alliance project realized in collaboration with Lujatalo and the Vantaa Parishes has been approved by the Vantaa City Planning Office. The construction of the new church will start during the spring and the church is slated to be ready at the end of 2020. The church is commissioned by the Vantaa Parishes. Adjoining the church, a block of housing providing a combination of apartments for affordable housing and student housing is also under design by OOPEAA in alliance with Lujatalo and the Vantaa Parishes. The Bethania Housing will offer […]

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