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04
August

Maarintie was reopened to traffic in week 31

With the rapid progress of the Maarintie rail construction, Maarintie and the intersection of Tietotie, Konemiehentie and Maarintie has reopened for motor vehicle traffic in week 31. The asphalting and paving works on the road nearly completed. The alignment of Maarintie has changed slightly.

Ainonaukio has closed to motor traffic on Tuesday 28th of […]

25
June

Otaranta closed to motor vehicle traffic as of week 27

The construction of the light rail has reached the southern part of Otaniemi. In addition to building the light rail, all of the road structures are going to be renewed, including pedestrian and cycling routes. Road construction will also require plenty of municipal engineering cabling and pipework to be […]

27
May

Jokeri Light Rail excavation on Otaniementie to start in June

You can order text message notifications concerning the excavation work. Jokeri Light Rail will send out notifications approximately one hour before each blast. You can order the service by sending the message RAIDE OTANIEMI to 18200. The service is free of charge.

The construction work is going to cause some […]

15
May

Updated information – Teaching and studying to continue primarily remotely until end of summer

Dear member of the Aalto community,

The coronavirus pandemic and the restrictions put in force to control it in mid-March required significant changes in operations also at universities. At Aalto, the transition to remote work and studying has gone smoothly, despite it being implemented on a tight schedule. Our community […]

14
May

Jokeri Light Rail construction on Otaniementie to continue in week 21

The construction of the light rail will continue on Otaniementie in May 2020 with the removal of topsoil and tree stumps.

In addition to building the light rail, all of the road structures are going to be renewed, including pedestrian and cycling routes. Road construction will also require plenty of […]

12
May

Otaniemi’s shopping centre under renovation

Known as Otaniemi’s old shopping centre and designed by Alvar Aalto, the renovation began in March 2020 on Aalto University’s campus.

Renovation of the shopping centre on Aalto University’s campus in Otaniemi began in March 2020. The work is scheduled for completion in May 2021. The building, completed in 1961, […]

07
May

Startup hub A Grid grew to a community of 150 startups and partners

From 3D printers and AI platforms to safer bone surgery and battling food waste, A Grid has created a unique startup community on Aalto University’s campus in Otaniemi.

Upon opening in February 2018, Aalto University’s startup hub A Grid (Otakaari 5) had some 40 tenants. Previously, the building used to […]

05
May

Jokeri Light Rail laying tracks down on Maarintie

Image: Jokeri Light Rail

The installation of light rail tracks will begin on Maarintie in Otaniemi.

Rails for the Jokeri Light Rail will be installed in Otaniemi in May. The first section of the line in Otaniemi will be installed on Maarintie. After the installation of the track, other works will continue on […]

20
April

Thieves in Otaniemi – eyewitnesses needed

Copper thieves have been busy in the Otaniemi area during April. Copper has been stolen on several occasions and the thieves have been caught on cameras, but they have not yet been apprehended. We are looking for eyewitnesses.

Copper has been stolen on several occasions at the Aalto University campus […]

18
April

Updated information – remote teaching and working to continue until 13 May

Dear Aalto community member,

According to guidelines by the Finnish Government, remote teaching at Aalto University will continue until 13 May 2020. In addition, we will continue to work remotely until 13 May 2020. With this decision, we want to do our best to ensure the health and safety of […]