A Bloc shopping centre

A Bloc connects the new Aalto University buildings and the campus square to the main entrance of the Aalto metro station.
The new restaurants, cafes, shops and other services transform Otaniemi’s service offering, making A Bloc a natural meeting point of the whole community.

A Bloc shopping centre

Description:

A Bloc is the new shopping centre situated right in the heart of the Aalto University Otaniemi campus. The new restaurants, cafes, shops and other services transform Otaniemi’s service offering, making A Bloc a natural meeting point of the whole community.

Services of the new centre include a variety of restaurants and cafes, two grocery stores and several other shops as well as a large fitness centre overlooking the new campus square and Alvar Aalto’s iconic main building.

A Bloc is connected with the Aalto University metro station and is a part of a larger Verstas designed building project including Väre – the main building of the Aalto University School of Arts and Design, and the new building for Aalto University School of Business.

 

Related projects:
Otaniemi central campus
Aalto University Väre Building
Aalto University School of Business

Status:

Open competition, 1st prize, 2013. Completed 2018.

Program:

Shopping centre connected with the Aalto University metro station / 7950m2

Location:

Otaniementie 12, Otaniemi, Espoo, Finland

Client:

ACRE Aalto University Campus & Real Estate

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