Nordicum - Real Estate Annual Finland 2016 - Page 44

Flip the Script Aalto University has a portfolio of buildings where you can acquire service, not mere space S pace is the Final Frontier – but not the way you might think. Aalto University has an ambitious plan to change the way we use of space in an academic setting. Rooted in multidisciplinary approach, the idea is to find the very best premises for any given activity. ”The key to this is openness all around the campus,” says Antti Ahlava, Vice President for the University. “We are building a new type of campus that is powered by a communicative and collaborative mindset. By mixing various func42 Nordicum tions up, we can achieve a truly unique collaboration hub,” Ahlava believes. Antti Tuomela, Managing Director for ACRE (Aalto University Campus & Real Estate), adds that the Otaniemi campus is exactly the type of “innovation platform” that can nurture startups, give a boost to existing companies or help big corporations get even bigger. “We can ٙ