Aalto University Töölö

The iconic building designed by architects Woldemar Baeckman and Hugo Harmia is located in Töölö, Helsinki.
Aalto Töölö julkisivu Kuva: Terhi Ollikainen

About the building

Previously known as the main building of the School of Business, the beautiful building was renamed Aalto University Töölö.

From the beginning of 2021, the main occupant of the building has been Aalto University Executive Education Ltd (Aalto EE), which provides executive education and leadership development services globally. A restaurant open for everyone, Restaurant Töölö, operates in the previous student restaurant. The beautiful banquet hall and auditorium of the building, where various parties, concerts, dinners and seminars can be organised, can also be booked via Restaurant Töölö.

Versatile and modern office and training facilities for leasing purposes have also been created in the building. The third floor of the A wing is occupied by Unicef Finland and the fifth floor by Elan Capital Oy.

The Töölö building represents a functionalist style. The design of the premises of the building, completed in 1950 (inaugurated on 2 April 1950), was carried out by architects Woldemar Baeckman and Hugo Harmia and interior design by interior designers Olli Borg, Ilmari Tapiovaara and Maija Heikinheimo. The building's acoustics was designed by Paavo Arni. The brick wall and Michael Schilkin's reliefs also link architecture to the romantic trend of the 1940s. The building is part of the Docomomo International Register, a site for modern architecture. After the building was emptied in February 2019, renovation and modernization work began. They building was returned to the original spirit of the 1950s and the building service systems were renewed.

In the building:

Aalto University Töölö leasable office premises

The renovation of the Aalto University Töölö building restored the spirit of the 1950s

The former main building of the School of Business in Runeberginkatu was renewed into a modern learning environment.

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Aalto Töölön juhlasali


New users to renovated Aalto University Töölö

The renovated former main building of the School of Business, Aalto Töölö, has come to life with the commissioning of the building. Two new users have been secured in the office spaces of the upper floors.

Aalto Töölö yläaula

Public artworks at Aalto University Töölö reflect the building’s materials and details

Impressive works by Sakari Kannosto and Kristina Riska are placed in the staircase and lobby areas.

Riskan patsaat Aalto-yliopisto Töölön ala-aulassa.

A jewel-like art piece won Aalto University Töölö’s invited art competition

Artist Sakari Kannosto's artwork titled ‘Kiertää’ deals with the circle of life, achievements and the rewarding of expectations. The piece will be located in the staircase space at Aalto Töölö.

Havainnekuvassa tilataideteos on sijoitettuna Aalto-yliopisto Töölön portaikkoon.

Restaurant services at Aalto University Töölö by Kanresta

The restaurant, Assembly Hall and auditorium will be operated by Kanresta Oy under the name Ravintola Töölö.

Aalto-yliopisto Töölö juhlasali Kuva: Aki-Pekka Sinikoski

Renovation begins at the School of Business’ old main building

The iconic building in Töölö will be renewed and renamed.

Aalto-yliopisto Töölö juhlasali Kuva: Aki-Pekka Sinikoski
School of business students sitting in front of the campus and laughing


Aalto University's campus in Otaniemi is the home of an innovative community.

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Students with bicycles in Otaniemi

Aalto University Campus & Real Estate - ACRE

Aalto University Campus & Real Estate (ACRE) maintains, develops and rents out Aalto University facilities in Otaniemi and Töölö. We also build new concepts and shared facilities for parties outside the university, thus turning Otaniemi into a unique partnership centre and the most inspiring campus in the world.

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