082_CENTRAL CAMPUS Aalto University

The ARTery

Arteries are menbraneous and elastic channels with ramifications that carry blood from the heart to all the organs of the body.
On our Campus, the ARTery is the generator of the entire project, a continuous, flexible space that connects all buildings at different levels and in different ways. The goal is to create a space that stimulates processes of creation, innovation and distribution- transmission of knowledge and social interaction. A space for inspiration, learning, drink, talk, rest and also STUDY. An area of exchange and collaboration.
A series of open/enclosed/porous spaces, continuous and elastic, link the buildings, connecting and invading them. This central space will positively influence the motivation, performance, study, research, health and welfare of the entire academic community and, therefore, the interaction and MIXING between different users. The goal is generate equipment and informal and spontaneous processes that foster collaboration, creativity and innovation, all taking place in a changing space, flexible enough to respond and adapt itself to new requirements still unforeseen.

Marcos Parga_PO2 Arquitectos / Year: 2013 / Location: Helsinki, Finland / Program: Educational / Type: International Competition. Honorable Mention / Client: Aalto University / Size: 52.000m2