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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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Puukuokka Block receives the Best ARA Square Meters of the Year Award

posted on January 15th 2019 in News with 0 Comments

ARA, Center for Funding and Development of Housing has chosen the Puukuokka Block as the recipient of the Best ARA Square Meters of the Year Award 2019. The award is granted by ARA and given out annually for a project providing affordable housing of high quality with a special attention on the long-term sustainability of the building over its entire life span. The Puukuokka Block is recognized as a unique and exemplary building project that paves way for a new approach to the construction of housing in the future. This year, 2019, marks 70 years of funding for loans by […]

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Lonna Sauna and Taika Kindergarten by OOPEAA nominated for the EU Mies Award 2019

posted on November 13th 2018 in News with 0 Comments

We are happy to announce that two buildings designed by OOPEAA have been nominated amongst the candidates for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2019. Launched in 1987, the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award is one of the most prestigious acknowledgments for European architects. Funded by the EU Cultural Programme and the Fundacio Mies van der Rohe – Barcelona, the biannual prize gives credit to professionals who are developing the architectural practice through new ideas and technologies, to build better spaces and cities. We are glad to see the work of OOPEAA nominated once again as candidates for the prize, this time with two projects, the Lonna Sauna, a […]

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OOPEAA wins invited competition for a new global concept for an all-year-round floating sea pool for the Allas Sea Pool Family

posted on July 5th 2018 in News with 0 Comments

The Allas Sea Pool is a floating sea pool that is operational all year round. It offers an opportunity to enjoy outdoor bathing even in the Nordic winter weather. After the opening of the first Allas Sea Pool in the very heart of Helsinki in May 2016 as a pilot case, the Sea Pool Family is now expanding both nationally in Finlandand internationally around the world. The goal is to offer an experience of the Nordic values of good life by activating people’s relationship to the waterfront and by providing a comfortable and inviting atmosphere. In order to create a […]

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Suvela Chapel is a finalist in the Archdaily 2018 Building of the Year Awards

posted on February 2nd 2018 in News with 0 Comments

We are glad to announce that Suvela Chapel by OOPEAA is one of the finalists for the Archdaily 2018 Building of the Year Awards. Suvela Chapel was selected by Archdaily readers and architecture enthusiast from all over the world amongst 3,000 other projects, narrowing down the list to 5 finalists per category. Suvela Chapel has been selected as one of the finalists in the Religious Architecture category. Now, you can vote Suvela Chapel and make it Archdaily Building of the Year by following this link: Vote now and share the link! Archdaily is a world-known online platform for architecture […]

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Anssi Lassila of OOPEAA receives the State Prize for Architecture

posted on December 8th 2017 in News with 0 Comments

The National Arts Council for Architecture and Design in Finland has chosen to grant the State Prize for Architecture to Anssi Lassila in recognition of his unconditional strive to achieve the highest possible quality in his work and for his uncompromising ambition to create a better environment for life. In their award statement the members of the Arts Council note that while Lassila is especially known for his skillful work with wood, his architecture is characterized by versatility and an openness for working creatively with different materials as best suited for addressing each individual assignment. While Lassila’s work reflects a […]

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The Alfred Kordelin Prize awarded to Anssi Lassila of OOPEAA

posted on November 6th 2017 in News with 0 Comments

Anssi Lassila of OOPEAA receives the Alfred Kordelin Prize on November 6, 2017. Alfred Kordelin Foundation supports the sciences, literature, the arts and public education with grants and awards. This time, the foundation gave out grants to support the arts and sciences with the total amount of €3.2 million euros. There were 4 760 applications for grants and 271 grants were given out to researchers, artists and societal agents. In addition, four prizes totalling 120 000 euros acknowledging important contribution of individuals in their fields were awarded to a virologist, Finnish translator, an architect and a journalist in recognition of […]

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Lonna Sauna and Pihapetäjä Housing by OOPEAA nominated for the Wood Award / Puupalkinto 2017

posted on October 20th 2017 in News with 0 Comments

Two projects by OOPEAA, Lonna Sauna and Pihapetäjä Housing have been nominated for the Wood Award / Puupalkinto 2017. The Wood Award is granted annually as a sign of recognition to a building, interior or structure that represents Finnish wood architecture of the highest quality or in which wood has been applied in a way that advances research and development in construction techniques in a significant way. The prize was given out for the first time in 1994 and it is now awarded for the 20th time. The prize is awarded by the Wood Information Center Finland. The award will […]

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OOPEAA to receive the Spotlight Prize 2017

posted on September 6th 2017 in News with 0 Comments

The ninth annual Spotlight Prize will be awarded to OOPEAA. Founder and Director Anssi Lassila will visit Houston on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 to accept the prize and give a lecture at The MATCH, Houston at 7 pm. Admission is free and open to the public. Spotlight: The Rice Design Alliance (RDA) Prize celebrates the work of emerging architects from the U.S. and elsewhere in the world. This award highlights the work of exceptionally gifted architects at an early stage in their professional careers. This year the Board of Directors of the Rice Design Alliance unanimously selected OOPEAA as the 2017 Spotlight Award recipient in full recognition […]

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Puukuokka Housing and Suvela Chapel by OOPEAA shortlisted for the 2017 EU Mies Award

posted on January 31st 2017 in News with 0 Comments

40 SHORTLISTED WORKS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2017 EU PRIZE FOR CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE – MIES VAN DER ROHE AWARD The European Commission and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe have announced the 40 shortlisted works that will compete for the 2017 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award. 355 works were nominated for the award and an expert Jury drew up the final shortlist. Two buildings by OOPEAA are among the shortlisted works: Puukuokka One, the first eight-story wooden apartment building with a load bearing frame made of massive timber in Finland, and Suvela Chapel, a multifunctional […]

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