Posts Tagged with: urban

Nov
05

OOPEAA’s Entry ”Kuhan” Wins the Competition for a New Housing Block in Äijälänsalmi, Jyväskylä

posted on November 5th 2020 in News with 0 Comments

OOPEAA’s entry ”Kuhan” wins the land allocation competition for a new housing block in Äijälänsalmi, Jyväskylä. The design developed by OOPEAA proposes a community-oriented plan for urban living based on wood. Special emphasis is placed on creating a framework for a socially sustainable community by offering a broad range of apartment types to accommodate a variety of needs as well as by providing shared spaces for the residents to use. Responding to the contours of the terrain on the hilly site, the block is composed of buildings with varying heights. The project will be realized for the City of Jyväskylä […]

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Mar
04

Topping out of the New Tikkurila Church on March 4, 2020

posted on March 4th 2020 in News with 0 Comments

We are happy to celebrate the topping out of the New Tikkurila Church today on March 4, 2020. The construction is progressing on schedule and the church is slated to be ready at the end of this year. It is commissioned by the Vantaa Parishes and realized as an alliance project together with the Vantaa Parishes, OOPEAA and Lujatalo. Centrally located in Tikkurila, the new church building will form an identifying landmark for the neighborhood. It will have a strong presence in the streetscape. The multifunctional building is easily accessible by public transportation as well as by foot and by […]

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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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May
08

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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Mar
13

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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Mar
05

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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Jan
30

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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Jan
25

Developing the vision for the future Seinäjoki City Center

posted on January 25th 2019 in News with 0 Comments

OOPEAA is leading a series of invited workshops together with Gehl People to develop the vision for the future Seinäjoki City Center. The first workshop took place on January 24, 2019. It was organized around the theme of goals, visions and hopes with the topic of “How do we live in the future Seinäjoki?”. The morning session was held with city officials and the afternoon session with upper school students giving both groups an opportunity to actively engage in thinking about the future development of their city. This first workshop day will be followed by a second set of workshops […]

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