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Väre (131)

“Väre” is the symbol of a future-oriented multidisciplinary university in the heart of the  Otaniemi campus area. The new central Plaza gathers together Alvar Aalto's main building and library and the new functions – the ARTS building, metro station, restaurants and commercial services.

The building's recognizable figure easily settles as a part of the historical milieu, enhancing it with a new fresh edge. The building reveals its functions manifesting courage, ambition, internationality and creativity to be easily observed by the passers-by. The subtle twisting of the façades adapts the building to the scale of the campus and creates favourable outdoor spaces around the building.

Good internal connections, synergy benefits and energy efficiency are achieved by placing the functions in a single building. The building's pattern of interconnected units nested around the main foyer comprises a diverse array of routes and spaces providing a flexible platform for future development.

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