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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


A taste of Japan in Otaniemi – Konnichiwa and Aalto University Properties to cooperate

The restaurant centre at the Metro Centre of Aalto University has found a new member in Konnichiwa. Together with the restaurant operator, we are going to build a unique high-quality restaurant specialising in Japanese food and sushi at the Metro Centre. Konnichiwa is known for its popular sushi restaurant […]