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Show support for action on climate change – Earth Hour on 25 March 2017

This Saturday, Aalto CRE will again participate in the WWF Earth Hour campaign, together with Aalto University and the Aalto University Student Union (AYY). The event, already an established tradition in the Aalto community, will turn off indoor lighting between 8.30 p.m. and 9.30 p.m. in Otaniemi, in the […]


School as a service awarded in innovation competition

School as a Service (SaaS) operating model, developed together by Aalto University and the City of Espoo, has been awarded in the international Quality Innovation Award competition. SaaS is the award winner in the category of education sector 2016.

The SaaS experimented on the Aalto University campus in Otaniemi has […]


Mobile application Aalto SPACE expands to Harald Herlin Learning Centre

The Aalto Space mobile application, piloted last August, will expand from the Undergraduate Centre to include the Harald Herlin Learning Centre. The application is an easy and fast way to book working space from seven negotiation rooms and group work facilities within the Learning Centre. You can also still […]


Harald Herlin Learning Centre received HURRAA! prize

The successfully realised renovation project was awarded a prize by the Espoo city Building Control Committee.

The renovation project of Aalto University’s Harald Herlin Learning Centre has received the HURRAA! prize awarded annually by the Building Control Committee of Espoo.

The building, designed by Alvar Aalto and introduced in 1970 as […]


Architectural design competition for Chemist’s block in Otaniemi

An international architectural design competition, carried out according to the rules of the Finnish Association of Architects (SAFA), has been announced for the development of the Otaniemi campus. Invitations to participate have been sent to leading Finnish and international architects’ offices with know-how related to the design of multi-functional […]


New campus app for booking facilities and navigation – benefits for students through Aalto University’s multidisciplinary expertise

Course-based studying at a university can be hectic at times. Feedback given by students reveals that there are not many facilities available for group and project work. At the same time, there is, however, potential for improvement in the utilisation rates of university facilities. With the Aalto Space mobile […]


School as a service – building a new learning environment

This autumn, Aalto University’s Otaniemi campus will become home to new activities as 350 students from Haukilahti Upper Secondary School start their studies on the campus. The school will interact closely with university students and staff. The idea for the whole new school solution came from an R&D project concerning […]


Noise and vibration nuisances around the Väre site

The expansion of Väre/excavation work in Maarintie 13 will start at the beginning of week 33 (15 August 2016). The expansion section will be connected to block 4 of the original new building, inside the current worksite fences.

Work stages generating noise include pile driving and boring, as well as […]


Aalto CRE to continue as a Green Office

The office of Aalto University Properties obtained the WWF Green Office label in 2013. Every year, the office’s sustainable development practices have been developed and improved and, after the most recent audit in June 2016, Aalto CRE received the right to continue as a GO office. The right to […]


Fresh and good – Fafa’s to open at Aalto University’s Metro Centre

Restaurant Fafa’s is famous for its fantastic falafels and other tasty food. Fafa’s will open at Aalto University’s Metro Centre to serve residents, students, employees and other visitors in Otaniemi. Fafa’s vegan falafels are gluten-free, and are a welcome addition to the range of vegetarian food on campus. The […]