The project is based on a real initiative and a need for spaces for a media education center as part of Aalto University. Aalto University has suggested a site in the center of Otaniemi, near the new main building of the School of Arts, Design and Architecture. The Media Center will be an accessible and welcoming gathering place for the public while providing amenities for high quality performances and research in the fields of Media and Film.
The building should raise curiosity and reflect the identity of the Future Media Center among the visitors. Strong emphasis is put on the innovativeness and architectural quality of the building as well as the adaptation of the building to the surrounding environment. The Future Media Center could be particularly innovative, finding new ways for artists and designers, both Finnish and international, to work and showcase their work.
Pirjo Sanaksenaho, architect, associate professor
Sari Lehtonen, architect, university teacher
Fernando Nieto, architect, postdoctoral researcher
Claudia Auer, architect, doctoral student
Heikki Viiri, architect
Toni Kotnik, associate professor (structures)
Erkki Immonen, Sc.Eng (HVAC techniques)