Ground and frame work for School of Business building in the Otaniemi campus has begun. The building should be completed by the end of the year 2018. The total floor area of the building will be approximately 42 000 gross square metres. Maarintie 13 will have an internal route to Väre which is the new building for the Aalto University School of Arts and Design.

In addition to Aalto University’s functions, Väre will contain the new metro station (Aalto University) and Shopping Centre A Bloc.

Both Maarintie 13 and Väre are based on the winning entry by Verstas Architects in the architectural design competition in 2012–2013.

The fresh and clear architectural character of the core campus building will enable flexible, interdisciplinary encounters and a variety of spatial arrangements.

Have a look at the construction site through webcam!
Cluster stairs
Evening view
Verstas Architects


In this project we have paid particular attention to environmental considerations: the building is expected to comply with the requirements of a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification, there is excellent reachability by public transport, and space use is very efficient.