Conference building © Mikko Raskinen, Aalto University
Conference building © Mikko Raskinen, Aalto University

The four Aalto University schools of technology are based in Otaniemi in the Eastern part of Espoo, 10 km from the center of Helsinki – some 15 min by bus from the centre of the Helsinki Metropolitan Area. Have a look at a video of the Aalto campuses and Helsinki: from here. The conference will be held in the main building of the former Helsinki University of Technology. The building was designed by Alvar Aalto, a famous Finnish architect.

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Otaniemi has the highest concentration of high technology in the Nordic countries. A unique combination of learning, research and companies in the fields of technology, business and art is densely packed into this small area. The Student Village, home to over 2,000 students of technology, is also located in Otaniemi.

Otaniemi campus is an over 50-year-old forest campus based on an overall plan by Alvar Aalto with a number of buildings he designed, as well as others designed by architects such as Reima and Raili Pietilä and Heikki and Kaija Sirén. The building and materials differ from many of today’s anonymous glass and steel campus environments. More information about: the campus and the university.



Lobby outside the auditoriums (© Johanna Jalonen)