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About the building
Shopping center A Bloc was opened in 2018 in connection with the Aalto University metro station. A Bloc houses several restaurants and cafés, specialty shops, grocery stores, a pharmacy and an Alko store. The total retail space is around 6 000 m2. A Bloc is part of a building complex designed by Verstas Arkkitehdit.
In the building:
Shopping center A Bloc is the beating heart and the main meeting place of the Otaniemi campus with its restaurants, cafés and other services. Finland's most innovative shopping center is located in connection with the Aalto University metro station.
Attitude Helsinki invites you to dance on the second floor of A Bloc
Dance studio Attitude Helsinki has opened a studio on the second floor of shopping center A Bloc and warmly welcomes the Aalto community to the classes! Read more about free trial classes and the student offer.
Posti parcel locker now on the second floor of A Bloc
A new and large Posti parcel locker is now located on the second floor of shopping center A Bloc, next to Pakettipiste parcel point.
You can swap a TIER e-scooter battery at A Bloc
Shopping center A Bloc acts as a SwapSpot for TIER e-scooters, which means that you can easily swap the battery of a TIER e-scooter from A Bloc’s TIER PowerBox.
Dance school Attitude Helsinki opens a studio in A Bloc
The new studio of the dance school Attitude Helsinki will start operating on the second floor of shopping center A Bloc on 15 August 2022.
Alepa introduces robotic food deliveries in Otaniemi, first in Finland
Starting in spring, Alepa customers can order food delivered to their home by a transport robot
Kuntokeskus Liikku fitness club opens in A Bloc
Fitness club Liikku Otaniemi will be opened on 2 February 2022 at 12 noon on the second floor of shopping center A Bloc. Check the opening offers and test the gym for free.
Opening hours of shopping center A Bloc will expand
From now on, shopping center A Bloc will be open from Monday to Sunday from 5 am to 12 midnight with the opening of the Liikku Otaniemi fitness club.
First in Finland: Fireproof charging cabinet for electronic bicycle batteries at Aalto University metro station
The City of Espoo and LatausPolku Oy are launching charging cabinets for electronic bicycle batters at three major transport hubs in Espoo: A Bloc in Otaniemi, Pikkulaiva in Espoonlahti and Iso Omena in Matinkylä. Finland’s first fireproof charging cabinet was put into service in Otaniemi, Espoo, in April.
A six-meter wide seaweed installation takes over Finnish shopping centre
Julia Lohmann's globally acknowledged seaweed pavilion is on display around the clock at A Bloc in Otaniemi, Finland.
Delivery of packages in Otaniemi transfers to A Bloc
Posti's parcel locker will start operating in K-Market Otaniemi on Monday, 12 October, and Lehtipiste's Pakettipiste parcel locker on the second floor of A Bloc in October on week 43.
A Bloc in Otaniemi awarded as best shopping centre innovation in Finland
The Nordic Council of Shopping Centers valued A Bloc’s vision for the future.
Pilot of Finland's first automated commercial drone delivery service launches in Otaniemi
September marks the first birthday of shopping centre A Bloc. To celebrate the occasion, A Bloc partners with growth company Third Space Auto for a drone delivery service trial starting 9 September
Shopping centre A Bloc opens and brings in new services
New restaurants, cafes, shops and other services transform Otaniemi’s service offering.