Client: Aalto University
Task: Open competition
Program: Faculty buildings, retail, metro
Size: 60.000 m2
The project gives shape to a denser centre of the campus. The new building is at once present and absent, at once iconic and embedded into its surroundings, creating two distinctly different outdoor spaces: the roof garden and the central plaza. By selectively lifting and lowering the terrain, the new plaza and its edges are created. As an indoor extension of the plaza the Campus Living Room forms the holistic centre of the campus: it is open to all and used all year round. The workshops are located underneath the lifted terrain, They receive light through skylights and courtyards. On top, two linear volumes house classrooms and administration. The roof garden is located in between.
Illustrations by : buzilanstudio.com