Tag: wood

Periscope Tower is now open to the public

The Periscope Tower is a giant wooden periscope structure that serves as an observation tower and engages the viewer in a dialogue with the landscape. With the help of a large mirror the Periscope Tower makes it possible for everyone […]

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Anssi Lassila lecturing at the SUPERWOOD congress in Stuttgart

On February 4th, 2016 at 10.35  Anssi Lassila will give a lecture at the „SUPERWOOD” congress at Architekturforum DACH+HOLZ INTERNATIONAL 2016 Stuttgart, Germany. In this talk Anssi Lassila will focus on presenting the Puukuokka Apartment Block as an example of housing in wood on a large scale. He will […]

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PUUKUOKKA WINS THE WOOD PRIZE 2015

The Puukuokka Housing Block designed by Anssi Lassila / OOPEAA has been selected winner of the Wood Prize  2015. The Wood Prize is awarded annually as a sign of recognition to a building, interior or structure that represents Finnish wood […]

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Anssi Lassila lecturing at Puupäivä

Anssi Lassila is giving a lecture tomorrow on November 26th, 2015 in Helsinki. The event is part of Puupäivä (Wood Day) organized by Puuinfo Oy / the Wood Information Center Finland. Puupäivä brings together hundreds of industry, commerce and local government […]

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Puukuokka nominated for Puupalkinto 2015

OOPEAA is happy to announce that Puukuokka Housing Block has been nominated for Wood Award / Puupalkinto 2015. Puupalkinto is given to a building, a decoration or a structure that represents the high-quality Finnish wood architecture or where wood has […]

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Lakeside Periscope Tower / SD Review 2015

OOPEAA’s Periscope Tower is one of the winners of the Japanese award SD Review 2015. The Periscope Tower project will be exhibited together with the other winners in Tokyo and Kyoto. The design for a new viewing tower, the Periscope […]

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Puukuokka for Finlandia Prize

OOPEAA is glad to announce that Puukuokka Housing Block is shortlisted for the Finlandia Prize for Architecture 2015. The Finlandia Prize for Architecture was established in 2011 by SAFA, the Finnish Association of Architects. The Finlandia Prize for Architecture is […]

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Re-Creation in Helsinki

RE-CREATION. THE RESILIENCE OF ARCHITECTURE June 11 – September 13, 2015 This summer Helsinki’s Esplanade Park will play host to Re-Creation. The Resilience of Architecture, an installation by Anssi Lassila and his OOPEAA Office for Peripheral Architecture which debuted at the […]

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Forum Perspective 2015 / Milan

Milan, Italy is the location of Forum Perspective 2015 by The Plan on May 18-20, and OOPEAA is part of it. Started in 2010 under the curatorial organization of the Plan Magazine, the Forum is an annual event for networking […]

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Venice Art Biennale 2015 / Finnish Pavilion

The 56th La Biennale di Venezia 2015 opens its doors to the public on 9th May. OOPEAA has created the exhibition design for the presentation of the exhibition “Hours, Years, Aeons” by the artist duo IC-98 in the Alvar Aalto Pavilion of […]

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Puukuokka Housing Block / new publications

The first building in the Puukuokka Housing Block was just recently completed. Puukuokka is the first eight-story high wooden apartment building in Finland. Developed in collaboration with Lakea, it is an energy-efficient trio of multi-story wood-framed flats in the Jyväskylä […]

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Lonna Sauna

The OOPEAA team is thrilled to be working on a new project for a public sauna to be located on the small Lonna island, between the “Kauppatori” Market Square in the heart of downtown Helsinki and the Suomenlinna fortress, one of […]

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Puukuokka Block 1 ready

OOPEAA is happy to announce that the first block of the Puukuokka Housing complex is ready! This week the residents will start moving in into their brand new apartments.

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Puupalkinto / Puupäivä

We are proud to announce that House Riihi by OOPEAA was shortlisted as nominee in the WoodPrize / Puupalkinto 2014, organized by Woodinfo / Puuinfo Finland since 1994. The prize will be assigned today, 27th November, during the happenings of Puupäivä, the Finnish “day […]

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Build beyond by Knauf / Paris

Today at 18.00 in Centre Pompidou – Paris Anssi Lassila will be part of the event “Les Conversations – Build Beyond”, within the research program “Build Beyond by Knauf”.

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Puukuokka Block 1

In the Jyväskylä suburb of Kuokkala, the first part of the Puukuokka Housing Block is nearing completion. Puukuokka 1, the first part of a complex to be composed of three wooden multi-story apartment buildings, is expected to be completed by […]

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