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Otaniemi ja Dipoli, Helsinki

Otaniemi ja Dipoli - Helsinki, Finland
Otaniemi ja Dipoli
Otaniemi, Espoo, Finland 02150Map
+358 9 3101 3300 (Tourist Information)
Overview

Visit Otaniemi if you are interested in Finnish design and architecture. It is a unique collection of buildings that fit together and merge superbly into their surroundingsknown for the redbrick University of Technology designed by Alvar Aalto, and the charming Dipoli by Reima Pietilä. Aalto's buildings form Finland's most important technological centre; the campus attracts both young students and older professionals who live and work in the area. Though the buildings are very similar, they also have structural differences and variations in design. The main building stands out with a great amphitheatre and terrace-like courtyard, visible from a distance. Dipoli, completed in 1966, does not pale in comparison with Aalto's creations; it is Otaniemi's greatest sight along with the amphitheatre. Dipoli is of great architectural significance and its design has been admired throughout the world. Many know its fascinating exteriors and the pinecone-shaped sculptu! re outside. Otaniemi is also very close to nature, with a popular sports ground, forests, grassy fields, a long shoreline, ponds and bridges. Seurasaari and the bridges that lead to it (which are great for fishing) are within walking distance of the centre of Otaniemi.

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