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Aalto University Works

Multidisciplinarity will concretise as the K-block develops into Aalto Works during 2019-2025
Illustration aerial image of Aalto Works block, in beige and white, with the new buildings in natural wood colour
Aalto Works illustration image: Playa Architects

Currently in planning phase, Aalto University Works includes renovation of existing buildings, as well as construction of new buildings and a green area improvement project. This is the last block on the campus with major renovations. It is also the first block on the campus where old buildings are being demolished and completely new are build to replace them. There is plenty of municipal utilities going through the block and a power plant that generates heat for a wide area through natural gas and geothermal energy. 

After completion, Aalto Works will house the departments of the School of Engineering, Department Machine Hall of the School of Electrical Engineering, Aalto Design Factory, Startup Sauna, Aalto Ventures Program and partners of Aalto University.

Renovation of Sähkömiehentie 4 and Rakentajanaukio 4 are included in the project.

From idea to innovation

Aalto Works as a name builds on the history of the block as place for building, iterating and testing. At the same time it updates the concept towards today's activities of collaborating and co-working. 

Illustration image of Aalto Works block, parking area in front of the power plant on the left, with trees, forest and red brick buildings on the right
Illustration image: Playa Architects

Innovations are the result of successful encounters, ideas, experimentation and testing with multiple prototypes and continuous iteration. The vibrant Aalto Works brings together actors, spaces and opportunities to create innovations: tools for creating prototypes to be tested and research laboratories for developing finished products, technologies and new research results.

The block encourages interaction between learning, research and society by bringing together new ideas, top-performing researchers and students sharing their expertise. Together, they form the core functions of Aalto Works: ideate, create, develop and support.

Aalto Works schedule

Construction at Puumiehenkuja 5 began in 2019, and is set to be completed by the end of 2022. Building and renovation of Aalto Works block will continue until 2025.

The area plan was confirmed by the City of Espoo in October 2021, read more on their website.

Developer: Aalto University Campus & Real Estate
Contractor: Fira

Area planning: Playa Architects
Building planning: Helin & Co Architects

More information
Kari Haapamäki, Director of Facilities, Aalto University Campus & Real Estate,
[email protected], tel. +358 40 860 3807

Panu Sainio, Technology Manager, School of Engineering,
[email protected], tel. +358 50 567 8386

For media
Noora Stapleton, Senior Communications Specialist,
[email protected], tel. +358 50 353 1525

Data mycelium and a sculptural illusion - winning proposals of Aalto University's public art competition celebrate engineering

The artworks will be located in the K2 and K3 buildings in the Aalto University Works block

Read more about the public art competitions
Illustration image of public art competition winning proposal Mycelium of the Future by Pasi Rauhala

Aalto University Works illustrations

Illustration aerial image of Aalto Works block, in beige and white, with the new buildings in natural wood colour

Illustration image (aerial) of Aalto Works block by Playa Architects

Illustration image of Aalto Works block, parking area in front of the power plant on the left, with trees, forest and red brick buildings on the right

Aalto Works street view, illustration image: Playa Architects

Aalto University Works relations to other campus actors

Use design, illustration: Playa Architects

Illustration image of Aalto Works K3 building facade on a sunny day, people passing by the red brick building

Aalto Works K3 building facade, illustration image: Helin & Co Architects

Illustration image of Aalto Works block K3 building facade on a sunny day

Aalto Works K3 building facade, illustration image: Helin & Co Architects

Illustration image depicting material choices for the outdoor areas at Aalto Works

Outdoor area plan, illustration image: Sitowise

Otakaari 2

Building of Otakaari 2A & 2B to began in February 2022, to be completed in summer 2023.

New buildings near the block
Illustration image depicting what Otakaari 2 could look like, people walking and cycling near Otakaari and Maarintie, man with sunglasses looks to the viewer, its sunny and there's an event in the corner of the building

Aalto University Works buildings

Aalto Works news

Sähkömiehentie

HSY's contstruction site remains in place on Konemiehentie

Exception routes in the Konemiehentie - Sähkömiehentie area will continue approximately until the end of October 2021.

News
Konemiehentie liikennejärjestelyt

Part of the Konemiehentie will be closed - traffic arrangements are changing

At the end of January, part of Konemiehentie and one lane of Sähkömiehentie will be closed. The ST1 site on Sähkömiehentie is currently being demolished.

News
K3 building in the summer

Check out the Aalto University Works K3 site online

A Webcam has been installed to the Aalto Works K3 site to follow the real-time situation. The site has been started up during the spring 2021.

News
Puumiehenkuja 5

Aalto University Works K3 site is starting up

The Aalto University Works K3 project is starting as planned during February with the renovation of the “Seaside section”, continuing with the demolition of the old office wing and the construction of the new section.

News
Image depicts a white wall with the words IV Konehuone OLO sprayed on it in red, referring that the engine room for AC is that way.

Aalto University announces two art competitions for a campus block under construction

Proposals can be sent 4.1.-4.4.2022 for the competition open to all artists, arranged for the first time

News

Campus news

Istutustyöpaja
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The participatory budgeting project culminated in a happy planting workshop

One Euro for Every Student project culminated in a planting workshop in mid-May on the new garden benches
Shimmering Wood sneaker designed by by Noora Yau & Konrad Klockars. Photo: Kalle Kataila
Research & Art Published:

Your invitation to Life 1.5

Save the date/planet: Welcome to our fourth Designs for a Cooler Planet festival, 7.9–12.10.2022 in Otaniemi, Espoo.
Konemiehentien risteys
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Changes in traffic arrangements at the intersection of Konemiehentie and Maarintie

Changes in traffic arrangements will start on Monday, May 16 at Konemiehentie in front of the Computer Science building.
Rakentajanaukio
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Rakentajanaukio parking area will be closed widely

Rakentajanaukio parking area will be closed widely 16.-18.5. due the process of paving.
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