This massive building in Arabia is an interesting place. It’s a factory, a shopping mall, a business building, a public library and a university building – all in once. It may look a bit odd from the street side. But the combination of old factory buildings and modern class and steel architecture is an inspiring mixture. But be warned: There’s a good chance to get lost inside the various little corridors and up to 9 floors.
That’s the Mlab’s (Media Lab) lobby and a class room.
I spend my first three weeks in Otaniemi. Here are a few impressions of the campus/student-living area:
The last week was filled with a lot of official and unofficial welcome and introduction events. The most fun of it was the event organized by TOKYO (student guild of Aalto Art & Design Students) and AYY. We went to an area which will be shortly rebuild and had the opportunity to play with spray cans.
One of my artworks is the little monster underneath:
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