The conference will be held on Aalto University main campus at Otaniemi, Espoo. The main conference will be held in the new main building Dipoli (#19). Please, refer to the annotated campus map that shows the location.
Address: Otakaari 24, 02150 Espoo, Finland
As a building, Dipoli represents a new type of multi-purpose design that showcases the University’s expertise, activities and people. Dipoli offers the entire Aalto community and its stakeholders meeting places and work spaces as well as event and exhibition facilities. Seminar and Gala halls are for 10-1000 persons. The building houses also several cafeterias and restaurants that are open to all.
History of Dipoli
The renovation honours the original design of architects Reima and Raili Pietilä. Completed in 1966, the distinctive and radical Dipoli was the first joint design produced by the Pietiläs. The layout was dynamic and its form language mimicked natural shapes. The building was part of the new Otaniemi campus, which already included a landmark structure designed by Alvar Aalto that now serves as Aalto University’s Undergraduate Centre. Note! if you take a taxi to “Aalto main building”, you might end up to Otakaari 1 that is the landmark and old main building, thus make sure you give the taxi driver the address Otakaari 24, and ask them to drive Dipoli that is better know name for the venue.
For quite some time, Dipoli functioned as an oasis of cultural activity for technology students. It was the venue for choirs, cinema clubs and art exhibitions, for example. The building also hosted many conferences, training events and galas in 1981–2015.
The conference banquet on Tuesday, 14 August, will be held at the Hanasaari Culture Center.