Aalto Otaniemi Garden
Aalto University Degree Programmes in Environmental Art and Landscape Architecture launched 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 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.
The jury will award prizes for the three best proposals and will purchase two additional plans: first prize EUR 5000, second prize EUR 2000, third prize EUR 1000, two additional works purchased for EUR 500 each. The jury may also decide to award the prize money in a different manner.
Actively developing our living environments
Through concrete measures and different pilot projects, Aalto University is actively involved in developing the quality of our built living environment to increase our enjoyment of it. When designing different living environments, the central objectives of Aalto University are user-orientation, cooperation between experts from different fields and accounting for the principles of sustainable development.
The Otaniemi Garden project has big plans for the year 2013.
The flower bulb planting ceremony at the Aalto Party was a success at the hands of the landscaping architecture student group Vista.
The Otaniemi City Agriculture – group’s founding ledger will be signed as a part of the opening ceremony for the new school year and the Aalto Party on Tuesday the 4th of August at 15:30-15:45 at Aino’s Square, Otaniementie 11.
The landscaping architecture students are preparing to plant bulbs in celebration for the starting school year. The ceremony will take place at Aino’s square on 4.9.
Come out to co-create an urban farming community and hear about the Aalto Garden Otaniemi competition. The event takes place on Wednesday June 13th, 5pm-6:30pm, at Otakaari 5, Espoo.
There's snow falling outside now, but it'll be green sooner than you think. We have the names of eight shortlisted project groups, one of which will be selected at the end of January as the new Otaniemi garden design.
Join us at Lämpömiehenkuja 2 (on the Otaniemi campus) to find out whose design, out of the 8 shortlisted proposals, will take the € 5000 prize and be selected as the new green spirit of the campus.
On Monday, the winner of the Aalto Garden Otaniemi student design competition was announced. Sofia Tigerstedt's entry, Uomapuisto, will soon become a new green space on campus.
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Environmental Art and Landscape Architecture
Inka Finell, competition secretary
inka.finell [at] aalto [dot] fi
Meri Löyttyniemi, Coordinator for sustainable development
meri.loyttyniemi [at] aalto [dot] fi
Competition period between Oct 18 (2011) and Jan 16 (2012)
Results announced on Jan 30, 2012
Adult Education Centre
City of Espoo