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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 […]


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 mobile Aalto Space application to address students’ space needs

Finding free space for studying or group work in the campus area can be challenging. We want to make the finding and booking a space as easy as cycling. We will publish a mobile application that helps students find free rooms and allows quick space booking.

Aalto Space is a […]


New lunch experiences in the Metro Centre – Aalto CRE and Fazer to cooperate

We have signed a lease agreement with Fazer Food Services on the Metro Centre campus restaurant of Aalto University. The restaurant will be completed in 2018 in Otaniemi. As the “living room” of Otaniemi, the Metro Centre will be a meeting point combining wellbeing, services, culture and restaurants with […]


Creativity happens over coffee – Robert´s Coffee to open at Otaniemi

We have signed a lease agreement with Robert’s Coffee for the café of Aalto University’s Learning Centre (the former library). After the Learning Centre has opened after the renovation, Robert’s Coffee’s coffee shop and ice cream factory will serve customers in the premises starting in early 2017.

Robert’s Coffee, a […]


Construction work on the Väre building begins – Otaniementie to be closed

Several major construction projects are underway on the Otaniemi campus. Construction on Väre will begin next week in the area between Otakaari 1 and Tietotie 1, with the area being fenced off as a construction.

Due to construction work on Väre, Otaniementie will be closed to traffic between Vuorimiehentie and […]


Otaniemi campus changing at speed – earthwork to begin

Earthwork for the New Building (Väre) will begin in the middle of the campus, next to the metro station in the area between Otakaari 1 and Tietotie 1, on 1 December. The Väre building is due for completion in spring 2018, and it will be used by the Aalto […]


Barrier-Free Finland prize awarded to Aalto University Undergraduate Centre

The award is given every two years as a mark of recognition to activities or locations implementing the principles of accessibility and Design for All on a broad scale and in a nationally significant way. The winner is chosen by a five-member competition jury containing representatives from The Finnish […]