Dipoli Newsletter, November 2017

The Dipoli newsletter compiles key matters related to Dipoli work spaces and practices.

The newsletter is sent to those working at Dipoli once a month. Publisher: Aalto Communications.

November after work event on 30 Nov, 3.30pm at Bistro Tenhola – welcome!
One month ago, our very first after work event drew a large crowd of Aalto personnel at Bistro Tenhola in Dipoli. We would like to encourage everyone to enjoy a pleasant moment together at the after work event on Thursday 30 November, beginning at 3.30pm − all members of the Aalto community are warmly welcome!

Dipoli gallery news: Art catalogue and video
Dipoli's art collection, Radical Nature, consists of over 30 works of art that will be spread throughout Dipoli. Please avoid placing any posters or items in front of the artworks.

Dipoli’s art catalogue has been a success and will be ordered more for stakeholder use. You can find Dipoli's art video on Facebook.
More information on the exhibitions at the gallery in Dipoli and on the other exhibitions at all Aalto galleries can be found on the Showcase website. The programmes for spring 2018 will be updated soon.
If you need to arrange an art tour for a group, or if you have any questions about or ideas for an exhibition, please contact Art Coordinator Outi Turpeinen (

Junction takes over Dipoli and the parking spaces 22–26 November
Junction, which has grown from Aalto's society for entrepreneurship into Europe's largest hackathon, will bring over 1400 coders to Dipoli from around the world. The event will be held on the weekend of 24–26 November, but its construction will begin already on Wednesday 22 November. The parking spaces at Dipoli will be in use by the event from Tuesday evening from 6pm up until Monday morning at 7am. We ask that all staff use the staff parking space on the upper side of Otahalli.

During the weekend, the doors to Käpy and Juhla as well as the front door to the Takka-Poli-Palaver lobby will be reserved for the event. If you intend to work in Dipoli during the weekend, please use the other outer doors of the building, such as Pohjoisovi on the other end of the Käpy lobby.

Exceptions to the opening hours of the restaurants in Dipoli
The Junction event and Dipoli's Independence Day reception will cause some exceptions to the opening hours of the restaurants in Dipoli. During the Junction event, the restaurants will be open between the following times:

Thu 23 November
Reima café 7.45am−7pm
Reima lunch 10.30am−7pm
Cafe Carre 7.45am−4pm
Metso 11am−10pm
Bistro closed

Fri−Sun 24−25 November
Reima café closed
Reima lunch closed
Cafe Carre closed
Metso closed
Bistro closed

The Aalto University Student Union AYY and alumni will celebrate Finland's 100th year of independence with a 2000-person evening gala on Wednesday, 6 December, from 5pm onwards in Dipoli. During Independence Day, the restaurants will be open between the following times:

Tue 5 December
Reima café 7.45am−2pm
Reima lunch 10.30am−2pm
Cafe Carre closed
Metso closed
Bistro closed

Wed 6 December
All restaurants are closed

Thu 7 December
Metso closed, private event
Other restaurants are open normally

Note: Restaurant Metso 11–21 December
On offer is a Christmas menu: starters from the buffet, and à la carte main course waitered. Reservations: tel.  040 673 2812, group reservations [email protected].

Dipoli opening hours during Christmas
Dipoli and the Lobby Services will be open during the Christmas period and the beginning of the year at the same time as the restaurants are open:

Fri 22 December, 7.45am–4pm
23–26 December closed
Wed-Fri 27–29 December, 7.45am–4pm
30 December 2017 – 1 January 2018 closed
Tue−Thu 2–4 January 2018, 7.45am–7pm
Fri 5 January 2018, 7.45am–5pm
Sat 6 January 2018 closed
From Mon 8 January onwards open normally

Securitas will be present during opening hours. When the building is closed, the outer doors will be closed as well, and access to the building will require using your personal access tag.

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