Dipoli - Event and conference facilities

Dipoli serves as the main building of Aalto University. It is a new type of multi-use building which reflects the skills and knowledge, activities, and people of the University. Dipoli offers the entire Aalto community and stakeholders meeting places, work space, as well as facilities for events and exhibitions.
Dipoli, Käpyovi. Photo: Aalto University/Tuomas Uusheimo

In addition to the university and its students, partners of Aalto may also hold events of their own at Dipoli. Dipoli has six facilities for conferences and private parties for 10-1000 people, as well as Compass Group´s restaurants and café.

Dipoli restaurant services

Dipoli 360° space tour

Explore Dipoli and its event and conference facilities through a 360° space tour. Move from room to room and look around at the iconic main building of Aalto University.

Explore Dipoli!
Aalto University / Dipoli / photo: Markus Sommers

Kaleva Hall

    Dipoli Kaleva Image: Tuomas Uusheimo / Aalto University


    Kaleva is a prestigious hall for seminars, congresses, evening events and exhibitions. The implementations of technology for large events, such as speaker systems for music performances, special lighting, image transfer, streaming, etc. can be ordered separately from event technology professionals.

    Dipoli, Kaleva-sali

    Furnishing options

    • 600 people, rows of chairs
    • 350 people, classroom configuration
    • 200-400 people, evening banquet
    Dipoli Kaleva-sali


    Standard equipment includes

    • Data projector (resolution WUXGA, Christie D12WU-H)
    • Projection screen (7m) at the stage
    • Four hand-held microphones, four headset microphones, four table microphones
    • High-end sound reproduction 
    • Aalto Open wifi
    Dipoli / kuvaaja: Tuomas Uusheimo


    In connection with the Kaleva Hall there is an open and well-lit lobby space, Capitolium, which is available for coffee breaks, get-togethers, cocktail parties, or exhibitions.

    Dipoli / Juhla-aula

    Gala Lobby

    Cloakroom services are on the first floor, in the Gala Lobby in the immediate proximity of the main entrance.

    Dipoli / Sief-sali / Juhlat

    Kaleva & Sief

    Kaleva Hall can be combined with the adjacent Sief Hall for seminars, evening banquets, or exhibitions. When combined, the hall has a capacity for 1000 people sitting in rows of chairs, 550 in classroom configuration or 600 for an evening banquet.

    Dipoli, Sief-sali


    Sief is the main buffet lunch area for conference customers and has a capacity for about 200 people. Stand-up lunches can be held for up to 600 people when the lobby areas are included. The Sief Hall can also serve as an exhibition and evening banquet or seminar venue for larger event. In seminar use the hall can hold 300 people seated in rows of chairs or 200 with a classroom configuration. The hall has a data projector (resolution WUXGA, Christie D12WU-H), and a projection screen.

    Lumituuli auditorium

      Dipoli auditorio


      Lumituuli is an auditorium for up to 250 people. In addition to seminars, the space is suitable for various presentations and information events, as well as for films and plays.


      The auditorium contains comprehensive technical solutions:

      • Data projector (resolution WUXGA, Christie D12WU-H)
      • Projection screen
      • Four speech microphones with table stands and swan's necks, two headset microphones, two hand-held microphones
      • 55" screen
      • Aalto Open wifi
      Dipoli-rakennuksen pääsisäänkäynti nimeltään Käpyaula. Kuvassa pitkä aulakäytävä, missä kahvipöytiä ja muodin opiskelijoiden suunnittelemia ja valmistamia vaatteita. Kuva: Aalto-yliopisto, Mirka Elovaara

      Cone Lobby

      Next to Lumituuli stands the Cone Lobby with plenty of atmosphere, which showcases changing exhibition activities.

      Dipoli Käpyovi


      Dipoli has two entrances - Cone Entrance and Gala Entrance. Lumituuli is located next to the Cone Entrance.

      Meeting room facilities

      Dipoli has three smaller meeting spaces on the first floor: Takka, Palaver, and Poli.

        Dipoli, Takka meeting room


        • Capacity: 34 people in classroom configuration / 60 theatre / 20 U-shape or regular meeting table
        • Data projector, white board
        Dipoli, Palaver


        • Capacity: 50 people in classroom configuration / 80 theatre / 24 U-shape / 20 regulat meeting table
        • Data projector, white board
        Dipoli / kokoustila / Poli


        • Meeting table for 18 people
        • LCD display screen
        Metso-sali ravintolamuoto


        Monday-Thursday you can have a delicious lunch in Metso. 
        More information: Ravintola Metso MA-TO klo 11-13.30 - Compass Group (

        At another times it is possible to rent Metso -hall for private occasions. Metso Hall is an impressive, concrete and colorful dining hall where both banquets and meetings can be held. The hall seats about 70 people, but at its maximum the space can accommodate more than 100 people for dinner. Delicious catering at Dipoli is provided by Compass Group Finland.

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        Dipoli, Aalto University Facility Sales team and Event coordinators

        Contact information

        [email protected]

        Kati Gustafsson +358 50 501 4086 (9:00-16:00)
        Mirka Elovaara +358 50 406 4465 (9:00-16:00)

        Lobby Event Team (Sami Kettunen, Antti Leino, Jonna Saarelma) +358 29 442 0007

        The catering company in Dipoli is Compass Group FS Finland
        [email protected], +358 40 4853 429

        Dipoli info desk +358 50 511 2195
        Visiting address: Otakaari 24
        Postal address: Po.Box 18000, 00076 Aalto, Finland

        Book a venue for your event at the Aalto University campus

        Aalto University offers versatile and high-quality facilities for different kinds of events. More than 100 spaces are available and they are located on the Otaniemi campus.

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        Event facilities references

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        Otaniemi - Event and conference facilities

        Are you looking for a small or a large space for your event? Aalto University offers a diverse range of facilities for various events, such as meetings, seminars and congresses. Over 100 venues are available, the majority of which are located in the Otaniemi campus. We welcome Aalto University stakeholders and partners as well as other operators to explore the facilities and to organise an event in the heart of the university.

        Aalto University Undergraduate Centre Otaniemi, image: Tuomas Uusheimo
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