On this page, we have collected and answered your most frequently asked questions. The answers are updated regularly to match the current state of the project.
Why is the campus area under a development process?
We wanted to modernize and develop the facilities of our campus. At the beginning of the project, we bought the campus properties for ourselves. In this way, we achieved savings in rental costs and got free rein to develop our facilities. As the development work began, the goals and reasons for the renewal work have become even more apparent. We want to create a sustainable campus where the space use is versatile and efficient. In addition, the pandemic situation and the changes it has brought have shown that we are going in the right direction. The ways of working will change in the future, creating new kinds of needs for the premises. With campus development, we strive to meet these needs.
How long will the campus development project take?
According to current plans, the project is expected to be completed in 2024.
What are the fundamental changes in the project?
When giving up the Fabriikki building, the functions will be relocated on campus. The Science Library, located in the Tritonia building (the current Ankkuri building), has moved into the Luotsi-building. The Ankkuri building will have staff workspaces, and Tervahovi will have mainly studying facilities. The functions are located flexibly in the buildings so that the cooperating parties are located close to each other where possible.
The biggest change is the Luotsi-building, which was completely renovated. The Ankkuri and Tervahovi buildings also get a new look. For example, Mathilda, a restaurant in Tervahovi, will be expanded and renewed. More teaching space will be built in Tervahovi and the current classes will be renewed. In the Ankkuri building, the changes will focus primarily on the staff workspaces and the café Oskar in the lobby, which is being developed.
Will all the buildings be renovated at once?
The construction work will be implemented in a staggered manner one building at a time. In this way, we ensure that the campus remains in use despite the construction work. First, the Luotsi building was renovated alone before we moved on to the next phase, which was Ankkuri building. The final phase of the renovation is Tervahovi building.
Luotsi was ready in July 2022. Tritonia library moved to Luotsi during summer 2022.
Renovation of Ankkuri began in August 2022, and was completed in spring 2023.
Renovation of Tervahovi began in spring 2023, and is scheduled to be completed in spring 2024.
How was Luotsi renovated?
The renovation of the Luotsi building was the largest of the campus development project in terms of changes. Inside the building, the space was made much more open than the original, and library activities are shifted to more course library-like activities. In addition to Luotsi, study facilities are also built in other buildings on campus.
What has happened to the Ankkuri building, the former Tritonia building?
The Ankkuri building was converted mainly into a staff workspace. The building also includes activities common to all, such as Café Oskar, whose facilities was expanded. There are also some studying facilities in the building.
How are the changes visible to students: will there be spaces for students to sit comfortably and work simultaneously?
The more detailed interior design of the new premises is still being finalised, but we plan to make a wide range of spaces – including relaxed and comfortable ones.
What will happen to the student organizations’ premises?
The student organizations’ premises will move to the third floor of Tervahovi. Our goal is to create a comfortable and versatile environment for student organizations where everyone is equal and interdisciplinary activities are possible.
Can you work and study on campus during construction work?
The university’s uninterrupted activity is our objective during the implementation of the project. We strive to secure all activities to minimize the harm caused by the project for studying and working on campus.
Why was the alliance contracting model chosen as an implementation format?
The alliance contracting model bases on close cooperation, innovation, and solidarity between alliance partners. This approach offers us an economic and scheduled advantage and flexibility in the implementation of a multi-part project. We wanted to minimize the number of competitive biddings and thus enable agile operations for the best of the project.