ARTS student access to campus buildings

All students of Aalto can use the buildings according their opening hours. You can find the opening hours here:

The new Väre building is mainly open 7.45-20.00. All staff and students move in the building with their own personal key card. Students can use the student premises and most of the workshops 24/7 with the card. 

HSL travel card is used as the key card, but it has to be activated in Key cards will start to work August 20th at the earliest. The same key card works in Harald Herlin Learning Center.

Students can also get 24/7 access to Otakaari 1 bachelor programme working spaces. Otakaari 1 uses a different key system. Students get the keys from Learning Center service point. Your own programme will give you more information on the bachelor working premises.

Use of ARTS workshops

The technical service at ARTS maintains the schools’ workshops, studios, ateliers and specialised workstations and provides support and guidance for students and other users. Equipment lending is also provided by the technical service.

The Technical service is provided by ARTS infra and Aalto Studios. ARTS infra workshops are available to all members of the Aalto University community. The majority of the workshops can be found on the G-floor of the Väre building.

ARTS infra Code of Conduct:

  • Workshops are available for study, research and artistic work. If overbooking occurs, preference is given to ARTS courses
  • Respect the other users of the workshop.
  • Keep the workshop clean.
  • Remember that workshops are drug and alcohol free.
  • Follow the workshop instructions and always use protective equipment as instructed.

Workshops are available for those with a relevant permit during the opening hours of Aalto University. Technical staff are available to support and assist students during the academic year on Mondays between 1 pm and 4 pm, from Tuesday to Friday between 9 am and 12 pm and between 1 pm and 4 pm. Please check the workshop website for exceptions. More information on the workshops:

You can get information in the future also from ARTS infra service desk in Väre G-floor.

To ensure user safety, the workshop machinery and equipment are marked with traffic light colors:

  • RED: Staff only
  • ORANGE: For use by students under supervision following a relevant induction
  • GREEN: For independent use by students following a relevant induction 

The technical staff organise workshop-specific orientations, grant work permits and oversee workplace safety. By the end of 2018, introductory workshop courses will be available online (MyCourses). The majority of the machinery will be equipped with card readers (e.g. the HSL travel card) that identify users with relevant permits.The same card is used for moving in Väre.