A new campus garden planned for the Otaniemi campus area
Aalto University Degree Programmes in Environmental Art and Landscape Architecture launch a student challenge with the aim of designing a campus garden for the area between Otakaari and the Rakentajanaukio square in the Otaniemi campus.
The Aalto Garden Otaniemi competition is open to all students of Aalto University. The competition is implemented in two stages. Participants for the second stage will be selected based on proposals submitted in the first stage. The competition period is 18 October 2011 to16 January 2012. The results of the competition will be announced on 30 January 2012.
The aim of the challenge is to create a campus garden area of a high visual standard that strengthens the sense of community within Aalto University and creates the right conditions for a versatile and high-quality learning environment. The task of the contestants is to compile a plan that is viable, based on a fresh approach and accounts for the principles of sustainable development and regional well-being. The proposal should also include principles for the functionality and use of the area. The campus garden will be implemented during spring and summer 2012.
Questions concerning the competition:
School of Art and Design
Tel. +358 (0)50 550 6251
inka.finell [at] aalto [dot] fi
Implemented by Aalto University, Aalto Garden Otaniemi is part of the programme for World Design Capital Helsinki 2012. Aalto Garden Otaniemi is also part of the City of Espoo’s three-phase urban agriculture project, which is situated in the T3 area (Tapiola – Otaniemi – Keilaniemi). The T3 area is not only being developed as a creative and innovative centre based on the interaction between science, art and the economy, but also as a diverse cluster of employment, study and free time and a garden-like residential area.