Otaniemi - Event and conference facilities
Otakaari 1 - large events
Otakaari 1 functions as the Undergraduate Centre and it has numerous facilities that offer a unique environment for international congresses, seminars, and events. The building was designed by Alvar Aalto.
Service providers in the building:
The shining jewel of the building is the imposing and beautiful A-Hall (570 people). Next to the A-Hall is the B-Hall (320 people) and C-Hall (310 people), as well as an ample lobby space in front of these halls. Halls D and E are next to the main entrance (230 people).
The main entrance is right next to the Metro station. The lobby is a great place for registration of the event and it is possible to arrange a guarded cloak room.
U wing at the Undergraduate Centre
U wing is located 50m from the main entrance. Connected to this lobby area there are six auditoriums, halls U1-U6. The lobby is also used for coffee breaks.
In the U wing there is the PWC Hall operating as a lecture hall (60 people). The technology is easy to control from a display panel on the lecturer's table.
Traditional lecture halls
The U wing has six lecture halls with capacities for 60 - 600 people.
Lecture halls U8 and U9
Lecture halls U8 (100 people) and U9 (60 people) are upgraded auditoriums that are also suitable for group work.
Otakaari 1 - small events
Otakaari 1 has numerous spaces for under 50 people which are mainly classrooms or spaces with fixed furnishings. The facilities are excellent adjacent spaces or group work rooms for use in larger seminars or conferences.
Y115 meeting room adjacent to the main lobby. Meeting table is for 26 people.
In the Y wing there are 8 seminar halls (30-40 people). The halls have data projectors, computers, the Aalto open wifi network, sound amplifier and an interface for a laptop computer.
The U wing has more than 10 small meeting and group work spaces. The spaces have LCD screens, the Aalto open wifi network and an interface for a laptop computer.
Maarintie 8 - TUAS building
Maarintie 8 is very near from the metro station. The building has four auditoriums for 150-300 people.
The service provider in the building is Food & Co TUAS.
Auditoriums AS1 and TU1 are located in connection with the lobby on the first floor.
Auditoriums AS1 and TU1, for 150 people. Aalto facilities are set up to enable the user to control the equipment as needed.
TU2 and AS2 are auditoriums with seating for 300. The facilities have data projectors, a computer, and microphones.
The auditoriums are on the second floor adjacent to the upper lobby. The facilities are accessible.
The building also has eight seminar and conference rooms for 10-30 people.
Startup hub A Grid, Otakaari 5
Startup hub A Grid is one of the largest concentrations of startups in Northern Europe and there are several operators under the same roof. The event space Mordor (75 people) is located next to the main entrance and is equipped with large screens.
In addition, A Grid has an auditorium Jeti (200 people) and several conference rooms of different sizes.
Harald Herlin Learning Centre, Otaniementie 9
The Harald Herlin Learning Centre has spaces for various sizes of meetings and events:
- Several group work rooms suitable for groups smaller than 10 people.
- Two meeting rooms for groups of 10+ people.
- Three large event spaces for up to about 80 people: Foyer | Tori | Makerspace
Customers are free to use all our spaces whenever there is room and no advanced bookings on them.
Harald Herlin Learning Centre is located in the middle of Otaniemi, opposite the metro station.
Makerspace is an open event space located on the K floor. In total there is about 500 square metres of space to use and it can facilitate events of up to 150 people.
- Big screen & projector
- Seating stools available
- Sound reproduction
- 3 x wireless microphone
- 55" screens with wheels
- Whiteboards with wheels
Conditions of use
During all events the normal activities of the Learning Centre should not be disrupted. Customers can come and go in the space and get books they need from the collections.
Small meeting rooms are great for team meetings or small workshops. There are 6 small meeting rooms.
Computer Science Building, Konemiehentie 2
The Computer Science Building is located near the metro station´s Tietotie entrance.
There are two auditoriums in the building, capacities are for 90 and 270 people. There are also a few smaller meeting rooms.
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.
Other event venues on the Aalto University campus
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.
Further information about the campus and reserving the facilities
Aalto University Campus & Real Estate (Aalto CRE) is responsible for renting facilities for meeting and event use. We enable efficient conferences, meetings and events in a unique setting in Töölö and Otaniemi.
Our professional facility rental team does not leave our customers to plan the event on their own. The rental conditions make it easier to take certain practical matters into consideration in advance when organising events.
Here you will also find restaurants, the Aalto Space mobile app, access control - all practical information on one page! You can also visit the campus virtually.
Information on Aalto University campus restaurants and cafés. Please check each restaurant’s and café’s own website for information on exceptional opening hours.
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A parkland-style campus established in the 1950s forms the core of Otaniemi. The overall vision of the campus was that of Alvar Aalto, and its individual buildings were designed by Aalto and other celebrated Finnish architects such as Reima and Raili Pietilä and Heikki and Kaija Sirén.