Space 21 - FAQ
Every practical thing you need to know from the point of view of potential user.
How to book a space, for what and for how long can you use it, and other common questions that might trouble you if you are thinking about booking a space - and if that suits the idea you have on mind.
Every member of Aalto community – student, staff or faculty – who has an idea or a project that requires a space.
1-210 days. Bookings are case dependent. We will try to facilitate as many projects as possible.
Space 21 has project spaces for experimental working and projects, and studio spaces for more free-formed and artistic working.
Some of the possible activities include for instance building prototypes or demos, piloting projects, and also events, exhibitions, performances, courses, artistic work or research.
Dangerous work, handling dangerous chemicals and arranging parties are off limits. However, community events are more than welcome. Maintaining safe and comfortable environment and feeling for everyone is the key.
We have some basic tools for shared use, such as tongs, hammer, saw and so on, as well as some screens and basic furniture, like tables and chairs.
If there is some other specific needs, those can be discussed and we do our best to provide as much as possible, but in general we cannot promise to provide any special tools for users.
Yes. There are small lockers for personal items and a shared storage room for materials and bigger items.
Doors are usually locked and physical access needs to be granted through IdM-system. Once you have booked a space and been granted access, you can come and go flexibly even outside the office hours (7-24 access, so to say).
It is completely free of charge for its users, as Aalto University covers all the space costs. However, if there is need for specific furniture or tools, expenses are on user.
About the space
What (and why) is Space 21, and where to find it.
Vuorimiehentie 2A. It is within a short walking distance from metro station and nearest bus stop - only about 300 meters away from both.
- When arriving by metro, get off at Aalto University stop and take Otaniementie exit.
- Nearest bus stop is Aalto University (M). You can get there by buses 52, 111, 510, 550 and 555.
Aalto wants to support experimental working by offering a rough, free project space that can serve different needs. Space 21 is intended to be an informal, low-threshold place for Aalto community to work on their own projects and ideas and make them reality. In the long run we hope that it will help to enhance the experimental culture in Aalto, and create warm and inspiring community.
They are both focused on experimentation, but where Design Factory emphasizes education, research and product design and is part of a global network, Space 21 is an Aalto based space that has a broader scope and it welcomes people with all different kinds of ideas and projects.