The Tikkurila Church and Housing Featured in the November 2021 Issue of THE PLAN Magazine

The November issue of THE PLAN Magazine 134 features the Tikkurila Church and Housing.

” Strikingly varied and articulated, the OOPEAA architectural program has a fundamental consistency. Not only a truly interesting addition to the urban scene, it also serves a pivotal social purpose, open to the whole community, whatever their age or needs.” writes Caterina Testa in her review of the Tikkurila Church and Housing in THE PLAN Issue 134.

  • To read the full article, access the online version of THE PLAN here. The magazine is also available in print.
  • For more information on the Tikkurila Church and Housing, see here.
  • To read reviews of other OOPEAA projects featured in THE PLAN, see here.

THE PLAN’s editorial approach is to provide in-depth understanding of the reviewed projects. Each issue of the magazine contains several architecture, design and interior projects. Each feature is presented with a special focus given to the link between the design and realization of the project and the way in which architects, designers and construction companies worked together to achieve the final result. This makes the Tikkurila Church and Housing, realized as an alliance project together with OOPEAA as the architect and Lujatalo as the builder in close collaboration with the client, the Vantaa Parishes and the HOAS, the Foundation for Student Housing in the Helsinki Region, a particularly interesting project to be reviewed in the magazine.

Published eight times a year, THE PLAN is one of the most highly acclaimed architecture and design reviews. Founded by Nicola Leonardi and Carlotta Zucchini in 2001, the magazine has a strongly international approach, and it appears in three monolingual editions: Italian, English and Chinese. It is one of the most widely distributed and read magazines in Italy and worldwide with an important readership of professionals in the field of architecture and design.

The annually appointed editorial committee for the magazine is formed by eight leading international architects and designers who provide editorial critiques to be included at the beginning of each issue. The current issue, THE PLAN 134, opens with an editorial by Marcio Kogan of Studio MK27 in which he discusses his architectural language, the product of combining four natural elements and seven materials.