Venue & Accommodation

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Welcome to Aalto University and Espoo!

The Conference is held at the Aalto Design Factory, located on the Aalto University Otaniemi campus about 10 km to the west of Helsinki. There are two large contiguous spaces as well as numerous smaller rooms which allow the conference to run its meetings efficiently.
Visiting address: Betonimiehenkuja 5 C, 02150 Espoo, Finland. Location

Public transportation from central Helsinki – bus connections between central Helsinki and Otaniemi with about 5-10 minute intervals.

Map – you can easily walk from the hotel to the venue and the welcome reception:
Aalto Design Factory – Conference venue
Harald Herlin Learning Centre (Espoo City Welcome Reception)Hotel Radisson Blu Espoo

  • Social Programme

    Tuesday April 25 – Espoo City Welcome Reception at 18.00,
    Harald Herlin Learning Centre, Otaniementie 19, Espoo

    All delegates are welcome to the reception at this informal get-together at the newly renovated Aalto University Library. A buffet and refreshment are served – enjoy the food, drinks and networking.

    Harald Herlin Learning Centre – The building designed by Alvar Aalto and completed in 1970 at the very centre of Otaniemi Campus has been renovated. The building was hatched into a multi-purpose and modern learning centre for students, faculty and other customers. Digitalisation has freed more space from books to customers, various kinds of activities and user-oriented services.
    Photo: Aalto University/Tuomas Uusheimo

    Wednesday April 26 – Conference dinner at 18:30
    Nuuksiontie 84, 02820 Espoo

    Haltia, the Finnish Nature Centre won the European Museum of the Year Award in 2015 and will be the elegant setting for our dinner. We will have a private bus taking us from the Aalto campus (approx 30 min) to the beautiful Nuuksio national park area.
    Buses depart from the Conference venue (Design Factory) at 18:00, stopping by the hotel Radisson Blue Hotel Espoo at 18:15, on it’s way. Return transportation approx. 22 from Haltia.



We have booked rooms from  Radisson Blu Hotel Espoo in Otaniemi, Espoo along the Otaranta waterfront in the centre of the Otaniemi education, research and technology area.  A 700 meters walk to the Design Centre, only a short drive to the Helsinki city centre (15 min) and Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport (20-25 min).
Alternatively we recommend Original Sokos Hotel Tapiola Garden.

Hotel  Room rate / night
Radisson Blu Hotel Espoo
Otaranta 2
FIN- 02150 Espoo
t. +358 20 1234 705
129 EUR / single room standard
149 EUR / double room standard
Central Sales Services
Telephone: +358 20 1234 700 / individual room reservations
This special rate is not available via internet
Please mention the allotment code COST when making a booking.
Sokos Hotel Tapiola Garden
Original Sokos Hotel Tapiola Garden
Tapionaukio 3
FIN- 02100 Espoo
t. +358 20 1234 616

120 EUR / single room standard
140 EUR / double room standard
Phone: +358 20–1234 600 / individual room reservations
Please mention the allotment code Aalto COST when making a booking. – reservation code on the internet:  BAalto COST

Rates include VAT,  Super Breakfast buffet during normal opening hours,  free Wi-Fi, and guest sauna. We reserve the right to change rates . The rates are NET, i.e. non-commissionable and there are no free places.

April Jazz

Espoo jazz festival April 26-29 at your fingertips – check out the program