Campus 2015
Campus 2015

About the Competition

Aalto University Properties Ltd is organising an open international competition for the design of the Otaniemi central campus area. The competition is divided into two phases.

Competition Programme for Phase 2

Campus2015 Competition programme, Phase 2 (PDF)

The Competition Programme attachements:

Competition programme, attachement 1: Space Programme (PDF)

Competition programme, attachement 2: Diagram of the connections (PDF)

Competition programme, attachement 3: ARTS learning (PDF)

Competetion programme, attachement 4: Commercial premises and Metro entrance (PDF)

Competition programme, attachement 5: Diagram of the competition area (PDF)

Competition programme, attachement 6 A: Campus2015 model area (PDF)

Competition programme, attachement 6 B: Campus2015 model area (DWG)


Competition Programme for Phase 1

Campus 2015 Competition programme, Phase 1 (PDF)


Competition Format

The competition is arranged as an open international two-phase architectural design competition. Phase 1 focuses on producing a functional, general-level plan of the central campus of the university. The competition jury will select approximately six entries for further development in Phase 2. The final number of entries to be selected will depend on the results of Phase 1. 

Phase 2 competition task is to produce a more detailed plan of the facilities that will be used primarily by Aalto University’s School of Arts, Design and Architecture.

More detailed design guidelines and further development recommendations will be provided at the beginning of Phase 2.

The competition is arranged under the competition rules of the Finnish Association of Architects. Closer instructions and details regarding the anonymity of participants are provided in Subsection 7.4 of the competition programme (‘Confidentiality’).

Competition Schedule

The competition period of Phase 1 begins on 5th April 2012 and ends on 10th August 2012.

The jury will select competitors for Phase 2 latest by November 2012. This is also when the Phase 2 of the competition begins for those who have been selected to go forward. Competition period of Phase 2 is about three months. The jury will make its decision on the winner within three months.

Competition Languages

The language of the competition is English.

Competition Prizes

The total prize sum in the competition is 300,000 EUR.

The prize sum will be distributed as follows:

Each candidate qualifying for Phase 2 will receive 20,000 EUR as soon as an approved Phase 2 entry has been received.

The rest of the award sum, 180,000 EUR, will be distributed as follows:

1st prize 60,000 EUR

2nd prize 45,000 EUR

3rd prize 30,000 EUR

and at least three purchases of 15,000 EUR each

The prizes will be paid via SAFA. At least six candidates will be selected for Phase 2. The winners will be announced after Phase 2.

Competition Task

The purpose of Phase 1 of the competition is to design an attractive, lively centre for the campus area. The floor area to be located in the competition area is between 48 000 - 52 000 m2 (gross floor area). Additionally, a complementary building area of 8 000 m2 is indicated to be located on the site of VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland.

The competition task in Phase 2 is to produce a more detailed functional design for the buildings. The buildings will primarily be used by Aalto University. The School of Arts, Design and Architecture (ARTS) will use the majority of the spaces.

For information on the competition documents, please see Documents.

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