08 Mar 2019


Students Think Otaniemi Architecture

Stoa is the Greek term for a publicly-used outdoor, covered walkway where the public debate took place in ancient Greece. Generally framed by a wall, a roof and an open colonnade, the Finnish architect Alvar Aalto designed several stoas for the Otaniemi campus. Nowadays, when the Aalto University campus is being developed and rapidly transformed, students take an active role and influence the process through their architectural and urban design work. Aalto Stoa is a platform showcasing and placing value on their proposals, as well as enabling an open discussion on the campus development.

STOA seeks to make visible the projects created by students about Otaniemi Campus development, in order to open possibilities and discussion over students ideas influencing the future of Otaniemi Campus.


Visit the webpage to see students projects from different studios and competitions since Autumn 2015 which have Otaniemi Campus as core location. We’re working to share more projects.

Aalto STOA is a project devised and developed by Fernando Nieto, implemented with the help of Saana Rossi. Today, it is continued by Alejandro Campos Uribe with the collaboration of Andrea Esquivel.