The renewal of the Otaniemi campus is already in full swing. The large construction sites are progressing quickly and provide a glimpse of what is to come. The core of the campus is set to be completed around 2020.
Aalto City emerges in the core of Otaniemi
New buildings for the School of Business and the School of Arts, Design and Architecture are being built in the heart of the campus, next to the Otakaari 1 building (on the left), designed by Alvar Aalto, and the metro station. Photo: Mikko Raskinen.
A large construction site is located at the core of the Otaniemi campus and four new buildings are being built. The former School of Electrical Engineering facilities at Otakaari 5 are undergoing renovation and will open as A Grid, a centre for growth companies, late 2017. The construction projects are under the coordination and management of Aalto CRE (Aalto University Campus & Real Estate), who will also provide information on the progress of work.
Väre and School of Business construction progressing
In front, the Väre building and behind it is the School of Business new building. Photo: Mikko Raskinen.
Väre is a new building for the use of the School of Arts, Design and Architecture. Its construction began in late 2015 and the building is estimated to be complete in summer 2018. At Maarintie 13 in the northern part of the construction site, work has started on the new building for the School of Business. The new block will also house the metro station and the Aalto University Metro Centre, with its shops and services.
The construction site is in a central location of the campus. Bus, car, bicycle and pedestrian traffic have been directed to an alternate route.
School of Arts, Design and Architecture and School of Business are both preparing for their move from their current premises in Arabia and Töölö to Otaniemi. Working groups made up of students, faculty and staff are planning the operations and solutions in the new buildings.
More information about the Väre and School of Business construction sites (aaltocre.fi)
Moving project of School of Arts, Design and Architecture (onecampus.aalto.fi)
One Campus blog (onecampus.aalto.fi)
Moving project of School of Business (business3.aalto.fi)
Webcam of the Väre building site
Webcam of the School of Business building site
Shops and services in the Metro Centre
The Aalto University metro station is close to the heart of the Otaniemi campus. Illustration Länsimetro / ALA Architects.
The Metro line running through Otaniemi is under construction. In 2018, the Aalto University Metro Centre will be completed next to the metro station and the Väre building, which will contain university operations as well as commercial services.
Information on the Metro Centre (aaltocre.fi)