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Otakaari 2

Marsio (Otakaari 2A) & Otakaari 2B will bring a lot of new state-of-the-art teaching and research space, as well as much-needed event and studio space to Otaniemi. Work began in February 2022, and is scheduled for completion in 2023-2024.
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
Illustration image of Otakaari 2 buildings. Image: SARC Architects
Illustration image on a sunny day as the sun is setting, of Otakaari 2A, the lights in the building are lit and there are blurry images of people walking around. Grass and trees are green.
Marsio. Illustration image: SARC Architects

Marsio

Approximately 6,500 brm2 of state-of-the-art multifunctional space for teaching, research, events and a studio centre will be completed at Marsio (Otakaari 2A). Its facilities will be equipped with new digital technologies that enable cross-disciplinary research and teaching, and will take Aalto's events to a new level, both on campus and virtually.

The aim of the new building is to showcase for Aalto's unique research and teaching both in Finland and internationally. In addition to the facilities serving Aalto's users, the building will have space for restaurant and event service operators.

Illustration image of an early autumn day, depicting Otakaari 2B from the opposite side of Tietotie. Some leaves are on the ground, there are people walking on campus, undistinguishable faces.
Otakaari 2B. Illustration image: SARC Architects

Otakaari 2B

Otakaari 2B brings approximately 5,700 brm2 for teaching, research and office space to the School of Science and the School of Electrical Engineering. The new building will be connected to the Nanotalo building and Aalto Nanomicroscopy Center, allowing for more collaboration in the field of nanotechnology.

The building complements the range of facilities in the universities and brings flexibility to the operation of the higher education institutions.

Schedule and construction

The construction site of the buildings will be fenced off at the beginning of January 2022, when the parking spaces at the Otakaari 2B construction site will also be removed. At the same time, the pedestrian ways and cycle lanes will be completely moved to Väre and the School of Business building side. Construction sites may cause temporary disturbances on Otakaari, Maarintie and Konemiehentie.

In the coming months, pipelines will be relocated in the area, which may cause temporary closure of streets around the site. The actual construction works will start in mid-February.

Work began in February 2022. The buildings are estimated to be completed in 2023-2024.

Developer Aalto University Campus & Real Estate
Contractor: NCC
Design: SARC Architects

Information
Marcus Korhonen, Director (Marsio, Aalto Studios),
[email protected], tel. 040 012 9629

Jarmo Wilander, Director, Construction (Aalto University Campus & Real Estate),
[email protected], tel. 040 541 3304

Tuomas Kostia, Construction Project Manager, (Aalto University Campus & Real Estate), [email protected], tel. 050 522 5480

For media
Noora Stapleton, Senior Communications Specialist,
[email protected], tel. 050 353 1525

Images of Marsio & Otakaari 2B

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

Illustration image from the Undergraduate Centre point of view. Image: SARC Architects

Illustration image set in sunset, depicting Otakaari 2 buildings in the future. People walking around and the lights are on in the building.

Marsio and Otakaari 2B, view from Undergraduate Centre at dusk. Image: SARC Architects

Illustration image of a spring or summer view from Otakaari towards Väre, Otakaari 2B on the right side of the image, sun is shining, there are flowers in bloom on the left of the image. Lots of people walking, cycling and interacting near the building.

Illustration image of Marsio's facade (right), with Väre building in the background. Image: SARC Architects

Illustration image on a sunny day as the sun is setting, of Otakaari 2A, the lights in the building are lit and there are blurry images of people walking around. Grass and trees are green.

Marsio, illustration image from the other side of Maarintie. Image: SARC Architects

Illustration image of an early autumn day, depicting Otakaari 2B from the opposite side of Tietotie. Some leaves are on the ground, there are people walking on campus, undistinguishable faces.

Otakaari 2B, illustration image from Maarintie and Konemiehentie crossing. Image: SARC Architects

Illustration image of an aerial view over Otaniemi campus at dusk, depicting Väre, School of Business, parts of the Undergraduate Centre, Otakaari 2A and Otakaari 2B.

Illustration image of an aerial view of the centre of the campus, with the new buildings. Image: SARC Architects

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