Walls of Metropolia's new Myllypuro campus start to rise

23.02.2017

Walls of Metropolia's new Myllypuro campus start to rise. Picture: Hanna Arhe

The walls of Metropolia's new Myllypuro campus are starting to rise, and the construction will soon start changing the appearance of the plot at a rapid pace. The project contractor is YIT Rakennus Oy.

"The work will begin with the building of retaining walls in the direction of Liikuntamylly and Ring 1," says YIT's Foreman Harry Mäkinen. "The large concrete walls are approximately eight metres tall and cast using collapsible portable formwork forms, so this monumental work stage will proceed quickly."

The new campus for approximately 6,000 students, partly built on top of the metro track, will be completed in two phases in July 2018 and August 2019. Excavation work at the campus began in March 2016 and has lasted for approximately one year, just as planned.

"Once completed, the six-storey-high campus building located right next to the ring road will serve as an impressive new landmark for people coming to Itäkeskus from the north," describes the building's head architect designer Rainer Mahlamäki from Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects.

The new Myllypuro campus will house Metropolia's Social Sciences and Health Care operations, Construction and Real Estate operations, as well as University Management and Centralised Shared Services.

"We all believe that Myllypuro will become a source of vitality for all of eastern Helsinki. Our university's various units are already actively planning projects and networking with operators based in the area, so the new campus is sure to initiate a cycle of positivity," says Managing Director, President Riitta Konkola from Metropolia University of Applied Sciences.

The area's industrial policy plan, due to be completed this spring, is expected to strengthen business operations, increase the number of jobs and make the Myllypuro area an even more attractive place to live.

The new campus is being built by the City of Helsinki for Metropolia University of Applied Sciences. The building cost of the campus is approximately EUR 165 million, making this one of the City of Helsinki's largest ongoing building projects. So far construction has proceeded according to schedule.

Further information

City of Helsinki, Helsinki Facilities, CEO Raino Antikainen, p. 040 547 2466, raino.antikainen@helsingintoimitilat.fi

Metropolia UAS, Project Director Simo Hoikkala, p. 050 366 0545, simo.hoikkala@metropolia.fi

YIT Oyj, Hanna Malmivaara, Vice President, Corporate Communications, p. 040 561 6568, hanna.malmivaara@yit.fi

 

More information on the Myllypuro campus and a construction site webcam


Welcome to Metropolia - Student selection now published

29.06.2017

The results of spring 2017 joint application have been published. In the autumn 3,700 new students begin their studies at Metropolia.
A total of 24 628 candidates applied to Metropolia this spring.
The applicant may track the results by logging into My Studyinfo at studyinfo.fi. Electrical letters...

Read More ››

Tuija Pulkkinen appointed Sales Director for EduExcellence Ltd

29.06.2017

The international education service provider EduExcellence Ltd has appointed Tuija Pulkkinen as its new Sales Director. Pulkkinen will take up the post on 16 August and will also serve as the company’s Managing Director.
EduExcellence Ltd is a new education export company owned jointly by thr...

Read More ››

From a School Project into a Recognized Innovation – Case Showerloop

26.06.2017

School projects are an efficient way to learn and sometimes can lead to unexpected and recognized innovations and business ideas. Jason Selvarajan, an environmental engineer graduated from Metropolia in 2013, started his Showerloop project during his studies, in attempt to create water- and energy s...

Read More ››

Helsinki to Launch Self-Driving Bus in Regular Service on RoboBusLine

15.06.2017

New logo of City of Helsinki
RoboBus will constitute the second phase in autonomous bus trials
The Finnish capital Helsinki plans to launch a new bus line operated with one self-driving bus to start operation in the fall of 2017. The introduction of Helsinki RoboBusLine represents a shift from an experimental phase to regular,...

Read More ››

13.06.2017

Master's-level Degree in Health Business Management exported to Sri Lanka

Human Resource Management Institute (HRMI) and Metropolia UAS have signed 13.6.2017 a partnership agreement regarding Master's-level Degree Programme in Health Business Management. The agreement was signed by the Human Resource Management Institute’s Head of Operations, Netthasinghe Nanayakkara Dil...

Read More ››

29.05.2017

Business Students Creating New Solutions for Finnish Red Cross

Metropolia Business School’s annual International Project Week (IPW) took place at Leppävaara campus on 15-19 May 2017. The project week focuses on business ethics and includes international lectures as well as practical work on a real-life company case in small groups. This year the event was...

Read More ››

26.05.2017

The academic year culminates in the spring graduation ceremonies

More than 3000 students graduated from Metropolia during the academic year 2016 - 2017. About 2600 students have received or are about to receive a Bachelor's degree diploma and nearly 400 have completed a Master's degree.
Most of the graduates of the past academic year are from the field of technology ...

Read More ››


Displaying results ###SPAN_BEGIN###%s to %s out of ###SPAN_BEGIN###%s