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Campus of the future

The Otaniemi area is being heavily developed, and in the future campus, work, daily living and services will come together in a unique way. The campus will house new buildings and services, more residents and plenty of green.
Tulevaisuuden kampus

Nearly the entire campus area will see changes in the coming years. The importance of the area will increase as the number of services and jobs rises. New homes for thousands of new residents are also in the works. Versatile learning environments, commercial services and apartments are planned for the campus area.

Otaniemi is also developed in favour of sustainable mobility, such as public transport, electric vehicles and non-motorised transport. The campus can be reached by metro, and once completed, the Jokeri Light Rail line.

What will the Aalto University campus look like in 2050? Read more about the long-term plans!

Aalto Works havainnekuva

Aalto Works

During the development project of 2019–2024, the K block will be transformed into Aalto Works, the definition of multidisciplinarity. The Aalto Works project is currently in the planning stage and will include new building contruction and improvements to the green areas in addition to renovating existing buildings to fit new purposes. The vibrant Aalto Works block will bring facilities to makers and opportunities for innovation.

Total area of buildings: around 22,900 sqm

Completion: in stages in 2022–2024

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Otakaari 2A

Otakaari 2A – Aalto Collider

New premises mainly for joint facilities for collaboration within Aalto and with external society.

Total area of building: around 6 700 sqm

Otakaari 2B

Otakaari 2B

New premises mainly for the School of Electrical Engineering and the School of Science.

Total area of building: around 5 800 sqm

Otakaari 5L

Otakaari 5L – Aalto Studios

Renovated premises mainly for the School of Arts, Design and Architecture and the School of Electrical Engineering.

Total area of building: around 4 500 sqm

Amfin aukio

Connection between metro and Dipoli

During 2020, two landscape planning projects were started aiming to improve the pedestrian routes between the Aalto University metro station and Dipoli. The projects cover the amfi plaza in front of the Undergraduate Centre as well as the outdoor areas near Dipoli. In addition to the pedestrian routes, versatility, accessibility, lighting and sustainability of the area will also be developed further.

Once the projects are finalised, the outdoor areas will better support the preconditions of events, experimental student projects and environmental art. The permitting process for the projects is underway and the landscaping work is scheduled to begin during 2021.

Otakaaren asunnot

Otakaari Housing

The aim of the change in the town plan is to increase student housing in Otaniemi in the area of good accessibility. The development of the area takes into account the diversity of nature and, among other things, the possibility of flying squirrel habitats.

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Kemistin kortteli

Chemist's block (Kemisti)

The aim is to develop the surroundings of the Otaniemi metro station as a hub for walking and cycling connections as well as public transport. Commercial and other services, various university, student and organizational activities, as well as non-subsidized and student housing will co-operate in the area of ​​the Chemist's block. A Student Center is also planned in the block as a joint project of Aalto University Student Union (AYY), Aalto University Business Students (KY) and Teknologföreningen (TF). 

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The aim of the change in the town plan is to create the conditions for the additional construction of housing and local and regional services in the Kivimies area bounded by Otaniementie, Vuorimiehentie, Tekniikantie and Miestentie. The goal is to build about 150,000 square meters of new construction, of which about 40,000 square meters on a plot owned by the university. The central location of the area along good public transport connections makes it possible to create a denser urban environment. Thus, street spaces are designed to be urban and pedestrian environments to be of high quality.

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