Posts Tagged with: Helsinki


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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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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Anssi Lassila speaking at Habitare Pro on September 13, 2018

posted on September 12th 2018 in News with 0 Comments

Habitare Pro Messukeskus Helsinki Expo and Convention Center Messuaukio 1 Helsinki Anssi Lassila Roots Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 12-13 pm Habitare Pro is a professional event for design, architecture and spatial design practitioners and enthusiasts taking place concurrently with the Habitare furniture and design fair at Messukeskus in Helsinki, from 12 to 14 September in 2018. Habitare Pro presents an exhibition, an international program, and a B2B event with pre-arranged appointments. The themes of the Habitare Pro Invited Speakers program touch upon matters that play a significant role in the creative work of architects and designers: origin, authenticity, reflection, […]

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Tours in Suvela Chapel and Lonna sauna during OpenHouse Helsinki

posted on May 17th 2017 in News with 0 Comments

Lonna Sauna in the Helsinki archipelago and Suvela Chapel in Espoo are open for visitors during the OpenHouse Helsinki events on May 19th and 20th. Welcome! Suvela Chapel tour Friday, May 19, 2017, 14:00 Address: Kistintie 24, Espoo Meeting point: main entrance of the Chapel The tour will be in English Lonna Sauna tour Saturday, May 20, 2017, 12:00 Address: Lonnan saari, Helsinki Meeting point: at the Lonna dock at 11:30 The island of Lonna can be reached on a waterbus operated by JT-Line. The tour starts at the JT-Line dock (Cholera Basin) at the Market Square at 11:30. The […]

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Lonna Sauna will officially open to the public next week

posted on May 10th 2017 in News with 0 Comments

The Lonna Sauna by Anssi Lassila / OOPEAA will officially open to the public next week. We are happy to welcome the summer with the opening of the Lonna Sauna to the public. We invite you to enjoy the special bathing experience offered by the wood heated sauna in the Finnish archipelago just in front of the Helsinki Market Square. The Lonna Sauna will be open daily 14-19 throughout the summer starting on May 16,2017. The Lonna island is accessible by a waterbus by JT Lines from the Cholera Basin on the Helsinki Market Square (see waterbus schedule here). A […]

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ANSSI LASSILA of OOPEAA is lecturing at the Wood Architecture Days in Tallin and in Helsinki

posted on November 7th 2016 in News with 0 Comments

INTERNATIONAL WOOD ARCHITECTURE CONFERENCE WOOD – NATURE’S KEY TO A BETTER LIVING ENVIRONMENT November 9 – 10, 2016 Kultuurikatel, Black Box Põhja puiestee 27a Tallin, Estonia Lecture by Anssi Lassila Wood in Architecture: From Handcrafted Methods to Prefabricated Materials November 9, 2016 At 16:30 hours – NATIONAL WOOD ARCHITECTURE DAY November 10, 2016 Wanha Satama Pikku Satamakatu 3-5 Helsinki, Finland Lecture by Anssi Lassila New Wood Architecture OOPEAA: Recent Projects in Wood: Periscope Tower, Suvela Chapel, Pihapetäjä Apartments in Joensuu, and others November 10, 2016 At 9:00 hours in Hall A INTERNATIONAL WOOD ARCHITECTURE CONFERENCE / TALLIN Wood Architecture Conference […]

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ARABIAZZA(S) offers a vision to redevelop the historic Arabia block into a new urban district

posted on October 27th 2016 in News with 0 Comments

Arabiazza(s) offers a vision to redevelop the historic Arabia block into a new urban district. The proposal was developed by a team led by Anssi Lassila and composed of OOPEAA working in collaboration with Lundén Architecture. Gehl Architects acted as an expert in matters of urban public space. Arabiazza(s) was developed for an invited competition organized by Varma Oy with the City of Helsinki and the Finnish Association of Architects, SAFA. 
Arabiazza(s) was one of the four projects selected for the 2nd stage of the two-stage competition. Arabiazza(s) takes the rich temporal layers of the urban fabric in the continuously evolving process of change in the city […]

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OOPEAA hakee uusia työntekijöitä 

posted on August 30th 2016 in News with 0 Comments

Haetaan Helsingin toimistoon taitavaa ja innostunutta urbanismiin erikoistunutta arkkitehtiä, jolla on vahva visuaalinen silmä, hyvä englannin kielen taito ja kyky käyttää ArchiCadia.  Haetaan myös yhtä tai kahta arkkitehtiopiskelijaa osa-aikaiseksi projektiavustajaksi.   Hakemukset pyydetään toimittamaan osoitteeseen 2.9.2016 mennessä. Liitteeksi cv ja portfolio.  The recruitment announcement in English in here

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OOPEAA is hiring

posted on August 22nd 2016 in News with 0 Comments

We are looking for an architect to Helsinki office with a specialization in urbanism, a strong sense of motivation and inspiration, willingness to experiment, a keen eye for the visual, skills in using ArchiCad and a good command of English. We are also looking for one or two architecture students to work part time as project assistants. Please submit your application with cv and a portfolio by 2.9.2016 to We are also accepting applications for interns at this time.

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OOPEAA wins competition for designing a new apartment building in Jätkäsaari, Helsinki

posted on June 15th 2016 in News with 0 Comments

OOPEAA’s proposal “Karlsson” wins the invited architecture competition for designing a 4-6 storey apartment building in Jätkäsaari to form a part of the larger entity of block 20828. The competition was organized by Lakea in collaboration with the City Planning Department, Helsinki and SAFA, the Finnish Association of Architects.   Karlsson takes its cue from Helsinki as a city of roof scapes where the rich and varied roofs form one façade of the buildings. The proposal offers a contemporary voice in the long continuum of this tradition. The building is located in the tightly knit new residential area currently under […]

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