Kide is a research-focused building with facilities especially for the School of Science and the School of Electrical Engineering. The construction project started in February 2022, and the Kide building was opened in January 2024.
Photo: Aalto University / Mikko Raskinen

Konemiehentie 1 (Kide) reception, tel. +358504723170
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About the building

The building offers approximately 5 700 m2 of versatile spaces, such as teaching spaces, research laboratories and office spaces, designed to support both teaching and research. The building is designed to offer flexibility to the operations of the university, which enables them to adapt to various needs and future changes.

The building was designed by SARC Architects, with Max Hartman as the lead designer. The building interprets the traditional red brick facade in the Otaniemi area in a modern way. The building also utilises various metal surfaces as complementary materials.

In the building:

Otakaari 2: Marsio and Kide

Building of Marsio & Kide began in February 2022, to be completed in 2023-2024

Read more about the construction project
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
Campus maps, addresses and opening hours in Otaniemi
Aalto Works energy solution awarded as Energy Genius of the Year 2022


Konemiehentie 1 - Kide building's address will change as of November 1, 2023

The building previously known as Otakaari 2B, now called the Kide building, has a new address Konemiehentie 1.

An aerial image from early autumn of a new building soon to be finished on campus.

Kide – the new name of the new building crystallises the bond between different disciplines

As a result of a naming competition, the Otakaari 2B building was given a new name

An aerial image from early autumn of a new building soon to be finished on campus.

Shared imagination and between waves - the themes of Marsio and Otakaari 2B's art collections reflect Aaltonians

The themes, artists and drafts of the new buildings' art collections were published

A stairway leading down to a sunlight-filled lobby, with two paintings on the concrete walls of the staircase.

Long live the campus! The foundation laying ceremony of Otakaari 2 celebrated the university's new buildings

The foundation of the Otaniemi campus' newest buildings, Otakaari 2A and 2B, was laid on September 29. The new name of the Otakaari 2A building was also revealed at the event

Jukka Mäkelä ja Ilkka Niemelä

Otakaari 2A and 2B construction will start 21 February

Otakaari 2A and 2B construction will start during February.

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.
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.

Explore the campus virtually at virtualtour.aalto.fi.

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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