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A Bloc

Shopping centre A Bloc is the main meeting place on campus. A Bloc is located in connection with the Aalto University metro station in Otaniementie 12.
A Bloc lehmuskuja kampuskortteli Kuva: Mikko Raskinen / Aalto-yliopisto

About the building

Shopping center A Bloc was opened in 2018 in connection with the Aalto University metro station. A Bloc houses several restaurants and cafés, specialty shops, grocery stores, a pharmacy and an Alko store. The total retail space is around 6 000 m2. A Bloc is part of a building complex designed by Verstas Arkkitehdit.

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A Bloc

Shopping center A Bloc is the beating heart and the main meeting place of the Otaniemi campus with its restaurants, cafés and other services. Finland's most innovative shopping center is located in connection with the Aalto University metro station.

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News

Attitude Helsinki invites you to dance on the second floor of A Bloc

Dance studio Attitude Helsinki has opened a studio on the second floor of shopping center A Bloc and warmly welcomes the Aalto community to the classes! Read more about free trial classes and the student offer.

Tanssijoita tanssistudiolla

Posti parcel locker now on the second floor of A Bloc

A new and large Posti parcel locker is now located on the second floor of shopping center A Bloc, next to Pakettipiste parcel point.

Postin pakettiautomaatti A Blocin toisessa kerroksessa

You can swap a TIER e-scooter battery at A Bloc

Shopping center A Bloc acts as a SwapSpot for TIER e-scooters, which means that you can easily swap the battery of a TIER e-scooter from A Bloc’s TIER PowerBox.

TIER Power Box

Dance school Attitude Helsinki opens a studio in A Bloc

The new studio of the dance school Attitude Helsinki will start operating on the second floor of shopping center A Bloc on 15 August 2022.

Tanssijoita tanssisalissa

Alepa introduces robotic food deliveries in Otaniemi, first in Finland

Starting in spring, Alepa customers can order food delivered to their home by a transport robot

Nainen lastaa ostoksia kuljetusrobottiin Alepan edessä

Kuntokeskus Liikku fitness club opens in A Bloc

Fitness club Liikku Otaniemi will be opened on 2 February 2022 at 12 noon on the second floor of shopping center A Bloc. Check the opening offers and test the gym for free.

Nainen treenaamassa kuntosalilla

Opening hours of shopping center A Bloc will expand

From now on, shopping center A Bloc will be open from Monday to Sunday from 5 am to 12 midnight with the opening of the Liikku Otaniemi fitness club.

A Bloc ja Korkeakouluaukio talvella

First in Finland: Fireproof charging cabinet for electronic bicycle batteries at Aalto University metro station

The City of Espoo and LatausPolku Oy are launching charging cabinets for electronic bicycle batters at three major transport hubs in Espoo: A Bloc in Otaniemi, Pikkulaiva in Espoonlahti and Iso Omena in Matinkylä. Finland’s first fireproof charging cabinet was put into service in Otaniemi, Espoo, in April.

Sähköpyörien latauskaappi, käyttäjä ja pyörä A Blocissa

A six-meter wide seaweed installation takes over Finnish shopping centre

Julia Lohmann's globally acknowledged seaweed pavilion is on display around the clock at A Bloc in Otaniemi, Finland.

Julia Lohmann's Hidaka Ohmu seaweed pavilion at the A Bloc shopping centre. Photo: Mikko Raskinen

Delivery of packages in Otaniemi transfers to A Bloc

Posti's parcel locker will start operating in K-Market Otaniemi on Monday, 12 October, and Lehtipiste's Pakettipiste parcel locker on the second floor of A Bloc in October on week 43.

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A Bloc in Otaniemi awarded as best shopping centre innovation in Finland

The Nordic Council of Shopping Centers valued A Bloc’s vision for the future.

Kaksi opiskelijaa kävelee A Bloc -kauppakeskuksessa.

Pilot of Finland's first automated commercial drone delivery service launches in Otaniemi

September marks the first birthday of shopping centre A Bloc. To celebrate the occasion, A Bloc partners with growth company Third Space Auto for a drone delivery service trial starting 9 September

Drone ByDrone Image: Third Space Auto

Shopping centre A Bloc opens and brings in new services

New restaurants, cafes, shops and other services transform Otaniemi’s service offering.

A Bloc sijoittuu Aalto-yliopiston metroaseman yhteyteen. Kuva: Mikko Raskinen / Aalto-yliopisto
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