Suggest a name for Otakaari 2A building
Aalto University is constructing two new buildings in the middle of the campus at Otakaari 2A and Otakaari 2B. Construction began in February 2022 and is scheduled to be completed by summer 2023. Aalto launched a naming competition open to all to find a name for one of the buildings, Otakaari 2A. The competition is open from 10 March to 10 May 2022. Aalto University organises a naming competition open to anyone for the first time.
Approximately 6,500 brm2 of state-of-the-art multifunctional space for teaching, research, events and a studio centre will be completed at Otakaari 2A. Otakaari 2A's facilities will be equipped with new digital technologies that enable cross-disciplinary research and teaching, and will take Aalto's events to a new level, both on campus and virtually.
Showcasing the university
The aim of the new building is to showcase Aalto's unique research and teaching both in Finland and internationally. In addition to the facilities serving Aalto's users, the building will have space for a restaurant and event service operators.
The building will serve all of Aalto University and our key stakeholders, providing a platform that enables radical creativity, experimentation and novel thinking.
We are looking for an iconic name with a global audience in mind, something that would bring alive the special characteristics of this building. Ideally, it would be an easily pronounceable name that would work quite universally, taking into account the diversity of our community and stakeholders. However, the suggestions can also include separate Finnish, English and Swedish name options.
Anastasia McAvennie (competition)
Visitor Experience Specialist
p. 050 476 7595
Noora Stapleton (interviews, media)
Senior Communications Specialist
p. 050 353 1525
Developer: Aalto University Campus & Real Estate
Design: SARC Architects
Contractor: NCC Finland