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New service providers continue to fill Aalto University’s Metro Centre

Fitness, juice, tasty coffee and a gastropub in Otaniemi – new tenants are signing up for the Otaniemi Metro Centre, which will open in August 2018.

Espresso House, the largest café chain in the Nordic countries, will serve friends of good coffee. Cornerstones of Espresso House include the coffee, the […]


Changes to routes near Väre and Maarintie 13

Foundation work for the Raide-Jokeri line and earth-moving work will be started at the Väre and Maarintie 13 worksite, due to which the worksite fence will be relocated as shown in Figure starting from 27 April 2017.

The pedestrian and bicycle route to the north of the worksite will be […]


Nexus selected as winner of Chemist’s Block architectural design competition

The result of the architectural design competition for the development of Otaniemi’s Chemist’s block was announced today. The entry “Nexus” by the Finnish firm Anttinen Oiva Architects was selected as the winner.

The competition jury noted that the winning proposal is subtle and effective, and that it is a distinctive […]


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 […]