Opening in September 2024, Marsio offers a versatile meeting place where visitors can explore Aalto University's research and activities through various events, exhibitions, and films, as well as enjoy the services of the restaurant and Aalto University Shop.
Havainnekuvassa näkymä Marsioon


Marsio, the campus meeting point open to all, will open its doors in September 2024.

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Three-part image: yellow flower and text Marsio on the left, image of Aino-Marsio-Aalto in the middle, Aalto logo on the right

About the building

Aalto University's new Marsio building is a significant addition to the Otaniemi campus, bringing modern architecture and new opportunities for the Aalto community. The building serves the Aalto community in various ways, offering modern spaces for students, researchers, and staff. It enables the creation of new forms of collaboration and innovation.

The building is named after Aino Marsio-Aalto, who was a creative pioneer, architect, designer, and Aalto University alumna. Marsio was designed by SARC Architects, with Max Hartman as the principal designer. The building interprets the traditional brick facade in a modern way and utilizes 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

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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


Aalto University's open-to-all meeting point Marsio will open in September

Opening exhibitions present the Aalto community’s solutions for shaping a sustainable future

Three-part image: yellow flower and text Marsio on the left, image of Aino-Marsio-Aalto in the middle, Aalto logo on the right

Marsio - the obvious choice

Background of the proposals that won the naming competition

A man and woman in casual wear, dark tones, smiling at the camera inside the Aalto Hall.

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.

From space technology and shimmering wood to shapeshifting textiles – explore world-changing research in the brand new Marsio building

The Makers of the Impossible exhibition and the Designs for a Cooler Planet festival will kick off the autumn season at Marsio – Aalto University’s brand new, open-to-all campus venue.

Designer Noora Yau's shimmering wood chrystals. Photo: Mikko Raskinen
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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