Outdoors areas and pedestrian routes will be improved near Otakaari 1 and Dipoli

The pedestrian connection from the metro to Dipoli and the Amphitheater Square area will be improved during the autumn of 2021. The aim is to create comfortable, versatile, safe and accessible outdoor areas, respecting original design solutions and implementations. The construction sites will start already in August.
Photo: Tuomas Uusheimo

During August, two landscape construction projects will be carried out on the Otaniemi campus. Projects are to develop the route from the metro to Dipoli, as well as the Amphitheatre Square area between Undergraduate Centre and Learning Centre. The projects will be completed in late 2021.

A linear access route from the metro and the shopping centre A Blanc to Dipoli will be built. In addition, the comfort of the area will be further enhanced by adding more vegetation and benches and by enabling e.g. presentation of works of art. Connections and opportunities for the Amphitheater Square, which serves as one of the campus's key green areas, will be improved and the area's biodiversity will increase. The projects will also improve the lighting of the areas.

Both projects respect the original plans of the areas as well as the cultural-historical significance. In addition to Aalto University, others involved in the planning were the The Finnish Heritage Agency, the Alvar Aalto Foundation and Pietilä Arkkitehdit Oy. The building permit for the projects has been granted by the City of Espoo. Construction sites will be demarcated and walking will be directed to emergency routes guided during construction.

More information:
Pauliina Skyttä, Campus architect, [email protected]
Aapo Pihkala, Project Manager, sustainability and landscape, [email protected]

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