Otaniemi - Event and conference facilities

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 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!
Aalto University Undergraduate Centre Otaniemi, image: Tuomas Uusheimo

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.

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    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).

    Aalto-yliopisto / kuvaaja: Tuomas Uusheimo

    Main lobby

    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.

    Otakaari 1, U-siiven aula

    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.

    Luentosali U135a / kuvaaja: Tuomas Uusheimo

    PWC Hall

    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.

    Luentosali U4 / Otakaari 1

    Traditional lecture halls

    The U wing has six lecture halls with capacities for 60 - 600 people.

    Luentosali U8 / kuvaaja: Tuoman Uusheimo

    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.

      Otakaari 1, Y115

      Y115 meeting room adjacent to the main lobby. Meeting table is for 26 people.

      Otakaari 1, Y229

      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.

      Otakaari 1 U360b

      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.

      Undergraduate Centre

      Otakaari 1

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      Otakaari 1

      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.

        Maarintie 8 / ala-aula

        Auditoriums AS1 and TU1 are located in connection with the lobby on the first floor.

        Luentosali AS1

        Auditoriums AS1 and TU1, for 150 people. Aalto facilities are set up to enable the user to control the equipment as needed.

        Luentosali TU2

        TU2 and AS2 are auditoriums with seating for 300. The facilities have data projectors, a computer, and microphones.

        Maarintie 8 / yläaula

        The auditoriums are on the second floor adjacent to the upper lobby. The facilities are accessible.

        Maarintie 8 / Seminaarisali 1023

        The building also has eight seminar and conference rooms for 10-30 people.

        Maarintie 8

        Maarintie 8

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        Maarintie 8
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        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.

        Startup hub A Grid, Otakaari 5

          A Grid

          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.


          A Grid, Jeti

          In addition, A Grid has an auditorium Jeti (200 people) and several conference rooms of different sizes.

          A Grid

          A Grid is one of the largest centers for growth companies in Northern Europe, housing e.g. startups and accelerators. Find a space for your company!

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          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.

            Photo: Riitta-Liisa Leskinen, 2017

            Harald Herlin Learning Centre is located in the middle of Otaniemi, opposite the metro station.

            Aalto-yliopisto / Harald Herlin -oppimiskeskus / alakerta / kuva: Tuomas Uusheimo

            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.

            Valokuva Oppimiskeskuksen 1. kerroksen kahvilasta, jossa on asiakkaita.

            Robert´s Coffee serves delicious coffee and snacks.

            Oppimiskeskus, Jaakko-kokoustila, 6 hlö kokouspöytä

            Small meeting rooms are great for team meetings or small workshops. There are 6 small meeting rooms.

            Harald Herlin Learning Centre

            Otaniementie 9

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            Photo of the Harald Herlin Learning Centre

            Computer Science Building, Konemiehentie 2

            The Computer Science Building is located near the metro station´s Tietotie entrance.

              Tietekniikan talo, T2 auditorio 270 paikkaa

              There are two auditoriums in the building, capacities are for 90 and 270 people. There are also a few smaller meeting rooms.

              Konemiehentie 2

              Lunch Restaurant Sodexo is located on the ground floor and right nex to it the Subway restaurant.

              Computer Science building

              Konemiehentie 2

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              Tietotekniikan talo, Computer Science Building

              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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              Other event venues on the Aalto University campus

              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

              Meeting and sauna facility Aalto Inn Laajalahti

              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.


              Event venue Aalto Valimo

              A tailored dinner after a day of meetings or an unforgettable celebration in the heart of Otaniemi. Get to know Aalto Valimo.


              Further information

              Further information about the campus and reserving the facilities

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              Aalto University Facility Sales

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