Aalto University Marsio


Marsio – the new event and studio building for the Aalto University – is located in the heart of the Otaniemi campus. The construction site is part of the Otaniemi’s nationally significant RKY-area, which is exceptionally challenging in terms of cityscape

Marsio is a multi-purpose building with spaces for events and educational purposes. It is located at the corner of the University Square and Otakaari and will be used entirely by Aalto University when completed. The premises of the building are designed to be very flexible and versatile and the spaces are equipped with new digital technologies. The aim of the new building is to act as space for Aalto’s research and teaching; both, in Finland and internationally. In addition to the facilities serving to Aalto’s users, the building will have spaces for restaurants and event services operators. The architecture of the building emphasizes cooperation between art, technology and economy.

Marsio will create a place for creative technologies, experiments, exploration and encounters. All its interior spaces are designed to allow flexible use and to provide exceptional facilities for teaching and studying within the field of media and arts, interdisciplinary research and for various events.

The exterior architecture of Marsio leans towards a modern interpretation of the typical red brick facade in Otaniemi. Different metal surfaces complement the materials palette for the facade.

The project is developed by Aalto University Campus & Real Estate (ACRE) and it’s estimated to be completed on summer 2024. SARC Architects is responsible for the main development and architectural design of the project.

Scope12.000 brm²
ClientAalto University Campus & Real Estate (ACRE)