Dipoli will serve as Aalto University's main building from autumn 2017 onwards. As a building, it represents a new type of multi-purpose design that showcases the University's expertise, activities and people. Dipoli will offer the entire Aalto community and its stakeholders meeting places and work spaces as well as event and exhibition facilities.
Dipoli is the venue for events of Aalto University but we rent facilities also for other organizations. Seminar- /gala halls are for 10-1000 persons. The building will also house several cafeterias and restaurants that will be open to all.
Autumn 2017 is mainly booked for events of Aalto University. Request for offer, facility.sales [at] aalto [dot] fi
History of Dipoli
The renovation honours the original design of architects Reima and Raili Pietilä. Completed in 1966, the distinctive and radical Dipoli was the first joint design produced by the Pietiläs. The layout was dynamic and its form language mimicked natural shapes. The building was part of the new Otaniemi campus, which already included a landmark structure designed by Alvar Aalto that now serves as Aalto University's Undergraduate Centre.
For quite some time, Dipoli functioned as an oasis of cultural activity for technology students. It was the venue for choirs, cinema clubs and art exhibitions, for example. The building also hosted many conferences, training events and galas in 1981–2015.
Photo: Tuomas Uusheimo