Otaniemi - Event and conference facilities
We welcome Aalto University stakeholders and partners as well as other operators to organise an event in the heart of the university. Contact Facility Sales, we are glad to help you find an appropriate space and to organize your event!
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. Otakaari 1 was designed by Alvar Aalto.
Catering in the building is provided by Fazer Food Services. The building has a lunch restaurant Alvari and cafés Elissa and Aino. Conference catering is ordered directly from the caterer [email protected]
The shining jewel of the building is the imposing and beautiful Aalto Hall (570 people). Next to the Aalto Hall is the B-Hall (320 persons) and C-Hall (310 persons), as well as an ample lobby space in front of these halls. Halls D and E are next to the main entrance (230 persons).
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 there a guarded cloack room.
U wing at the Undergraduate Centre
U wing is located 50m from the main entrance. Around this lobby area there are six auditoriums, halls U1-U6. The lobby is also area for coffee breaks.
Traditional lecture halls
The U wing has six lecture halls with capacities for 60 - 600 persons.
In the U wing there is the Nokia Hall operating as a lecture hall (60 persons). The meeting technique is easy to control from a display panel on the lecturer's table.
Lecture halls U8 and U9
Lecture halls U8 (100 persons) and U9 (60 persons) 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 persons.
In the Y wing there are 8 seminar halls (30-40 persons). The halls have data projectors, computers, the aalto open wireless 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 wireless network and an interface for a laptop computer.
Maarintie 8 - TUAS building
Auditoriums AS1 and TU1 are located in connection with the lobby on the first floor.
Auditoriums AS1 and TU1, 150 persons. 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/conference rooms for 10-30 people.
Other buildings and facilities
Otaniemi has many buildings and spaces for different needs. Contact [email protected] and we will find an appropriate space for your meeting.
A Grid is located at Otakaari 5. A Grid is a startup hub and there are several operators under the same roof. Event and meeting spaces Mordor and Little Mordor (50 and 25 persons) are equipped with large screens and are located in the lobby facilities.
In addition, A Grid has an auditorium Jeti (200 persons) and six small conference rooms.
Other event venues at the Aalto Unviersity 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.
A tailored dinner after a day of meetings or an unforgettable celebration in the heart of Otaniemi. Get to know Aalto Valimo.
The meeting and sauna facility Aalto Inn Laajalahti is located by the sea in Otaniemi. Come and spend a relaxing sauna evening with your colleagues, or have a meeting with a view over the sea. Get to know Aalto Inn Laajalahti.
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.
Welcome to Aalto University's campus! Otaniemi creates a meeting place for the university, its partners and residents of the region
Information on the lunch-time restaurants and cafés on the Aalto University campuses. Please, check each restaurant’s and café’s own website for information on varying opening hours.
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.
Address: Otakaari 1