Viherkertoimella kohti vihreämpää, monimuotoisempaa ja kestävämpää kaupunkiympäristöä

Torstaina 31.10.2019 kokoontui 34 kestävän kaupunkisuunnittelun ja vihreän infrastruktuurin asiantuntijaa eri puolilta Suomea pohtimaan, miten viherkerroin-menetelmällä voitaisiin vahvemmin tukea kaupungin sini-viherrakennetta, hulevesien hallintaa ja luonnon monimuotoisuutta. Viherkerroin on kaavoituksessa ja pihasuunnittelussa käytetty työkalu, jolla on mahdollista lisätä tonttien istutuksia ja hulevesirakenteita. Alun perin Berliinissä kehitetty malli on saavuttanut suosiota maailmanlaajuisesti, ja se on otettu käyttöön myös useissa suomalaisissa kaupungeissa.

Urban Millissä toteutettu työpaja oli osa Nesslingin Säätiön rahoittamaa viherkertoimen valtavirtaistamisen hanketta, jossa pyritään edistämään menetelmän yleistymistä ja vakiinnuttamaan sitä kestävän kaupunkisuunnittelun työkaluksi. Hanketta toteutetaan yhteistyössä kaupunkien kanssa ja sitä johtaa Aalto-yliopisto.

Katso työpajassa pidetyt esitykset tästä: https://www.facebook.com/researchvirma/videos/1393190450857236/ 

Hankkeen www-sivu: https://sites.aalto.fi/viherkerroin/

Lisätietoja: Ranja Hautamäki, professori, maisema-arkkitehtuuri, arkkitehtuurin laitos, ranja.hautamaki@aalto.fi.

Teksti ja kuva: Ranja Hautamäki & co

Tervetuloa keskustelemaan Keilaniemen ja Kivimiehen kalliopysäköintihankkeesta

Espoo tiedottaa: Tule asukastilaisuuteen keskustelemaan Keilaniemen ja Kivimiehen maanalaisen kalliopysäköintilaitoksen kaavahankkeesta Urban Milliin, Betonimiehenkuja 3 E, tiistaina 5.11.2019 klo 17–19.

Valmisteilla olevan asemakaavan tavoitteena on mahdollistaa maanalainen pysäköintilaitos Keilaniemen ja Kivimiehen alueelle. Kaavahankkeen osallistumis- ja arviointisuunnitelma on nähtävillä 21.10.-19.11.2019.

Tutustu lisää maanalaiseen kaavahankkeeseen Keilaniemen ja Kivimiehen kalliopysäköintilaitos, 920400.

Tervetuloa!

Mervi Romppanen

Projektikoordinaattori, Espoon kaupunki, Kaupunkisuunnittelukeskus, Palvelut ja kehittäminen, mervi.romppanen (at) espoo.fi

ARTS student project: your unwanted pens needed (3 places to drop them off in Otaniemi) today on Friday 4.10.2019

Announcement by Aalto University ARTS student team:

Hello Everyone!

Do you have some pen(s) you are not using anymore? If yes, please donate to us!
We are a group of ARTS students working on a project related to ‘Emotional connection between human and objects’ in Critical Design Practice (CDP Course 2019) and WE NEED THOSE PENS YOU DON’T WANT ANYMORE.

We are setting up donation boxes around campus. Please feel free to drop by and donate your unwanted pen(s) 😀 Any kind of pens are welcome! (New, old, ballpoint pen, ink pen, broken pen, etc.)

You will find paper beside donation boxes, please write a brief goodbye message to your pen!

Donation boxes locations 

  1. Väre information desk
  2. Harald Herlin Learning Centre information desk
  3. Undergraduate Centre, Otakaari 1, information desk

Ballantine Scale kutsuu yleisön teatteritilaan luotuun mystiseen maailmaan

Ilona Jäntti ja Aino Venna työstävät uutta Ballantine Scale -teostaan Urban Millin Balconylla. Myös teoksen johdantona toimiva Theofanis Kavvadasin ohjaama 16-milliselle filmille kuvattu video on kuvattu Millillä.

 

Teosta esitetään lokakuun aikana Lontoossa ja Bristolissa, Helsingissä teos nähdään Cirkossa 24.10.-6.11.2019.

Lisätietoja: https://cirko.fi/esitys/jantti-venna-ballantine-scale/

Liput: https://www.ticketmaster.fi/artist/ilona-jantti-aino-venna-ballantine-scale-lippuja/1012004?utm_source=cirkofi&utm_campaign=ballantine&utm_content=cta2

Aalto student’s extraction experiment at Urban Mill – 70 kilograms of urban honey yielded!

Aalto Test Site is a student community started by the students at Aalto University. The aim of the community is to give a space for students to experiment with different projects. One of the projects that started this year is the beekeeping project, where students want to increase the presence of bees as pollinators in urban environments.

Urban Mill offered to be a part of the project by offering the use of their spaces for the students to the honey extraction. Since the beehives are in the Otaniemi campus, the Urban Mill was a great place for the students to do the honey extraction process. This also opened the opportunity for another student beekeeper to join the efforts to do the honey extraction at the same time.

The honey extraction workshop was opened to the community around it and it was joined by a total of 10 people. During the process, the participants learned how to uncap the capped honey frames, how to put the honey frames in the extractor and how to do the extracting. At the end of the day, the result of the workshop was 70 kilograms of honey extraction.

Read more about The Test Site: http://acs.aalto.fi/category/test-site/

Text: Art Maloku
Photos: Festa Isufi

Welcome to Product Design Gala @ Aalto Design Factory and Urban Mill on May 17th!

PRODUCT DESIGN GALA | FRIDAY 17.5.2019 9:00-17:00
Aalto Design Factory & Urban Mill
Betonimiehenkuja 5C & 3E, Otaniemi, Espoo, Finland

pdp.fi/events/pdp-gala-2019

For 22 years PdP has brought students of engineering, design, and business together to tackle industry problems and develop state of the art solutions to real’life challenges. At the Final Product Design Gala you’ll get to witness and experience these awesome products.

So come and fall in love with the results of our interdisciplinary Product Development Project teams in the Product Design Gala on 17.5.19 at Aalto Design Factory & Urban Mill!

The 12 student teams from Aalto University and our partner universities have been working hard for the last 9 months, to complete their design challenges given by industrial companies and other collaborating parties. In the public exhibition, you will have a chance to hear about the teams’ accomplishments and process, as well as to get familiar with the people themselves together with their amazing prototypes.

This year the teams are sponsored by the following companies: AALTO INDUSTRIES, FMC, HAAPANIEMEN TIETOTEKNIIKKA, KAVO KERR, KONE, OMNIA AI, NOSE ACADEMY, PEXRAY, RAPALA, SAAB, TRENOX, WÄRTSILÄ. In addition, the Aalto teams have been collaborating with students from the following universities: Yonsei University in South Korea, Pace University in New York, Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Porto Polytechnic in Portugal, Riga Technical University in Latvia, University of Tartu in Estonia, University of São Paulo in Brazil, Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Warsaw University of Technology in Poland and ISDI Parsons in Mumbai.

Welcome!

All you need is Love, Design, Business, and Engineering!

You can find more information about the teams and their solutions also from PdP Gala 2019 Mobile Service: tag.urbanmill.org/tag/16974

Aalto Explorer Opens the Oceans for Everyone to Explore

Aalto Explorer team members Henri Joona, Andrés Prieto, Manuel Rosales and Oskari Heikkilä. Photo by Annamari Tolonen/Aalto University.

Aalto University has published a fascinating story about Aalto Explorer which continues its underwater adventure through crowdfunding. The aim is to send a remote controlled underwater vehicle to the Baltic Sea in the summer.

Photo: Manuel Rosales/Aalto Explorer

“The vision of Aalto Explorer’s international team of over ten members is to develop a remote controlled and unmanned underwater vehicle, whose underwater journey can be monitored by people all around the world through a network application.“

The team operating in Urban Mill consists of the Aalto Industries company, students from the Aalto University Product Development Project (PdP) course, and other Aalto University students and alumni. The project has received a small amount of initial funding from a private investor, but the development team works mainly on a voluntary basis.

“The majority of the world’s seas have not been explored. Our goal is to allow people to see the beauty of the seas, learn new things and even find lost treasures. At the same time, we would like to draw attention to the state of the seas, says Aalto University master’s student Loi Tran, who is responsible for the project’s business concept.”

“Aalto Explorer originated in 2017 on the Aalto University Product Development Project (PdP) course as a student project, which was sponsored by the company Aalto Industries. A team of students from Aalto University and the Indian School of Design & Innovation built an underwater rover and its interface prototype.”

“The miracle of Otaniemi, inventor Oskari Heikkilä from Aalto Industries describes. I cannot think of another place where you could find a team of over ten experts to work on a voluntary basis aside their studies and jobs in order to create something entirely unprecedented. These people have a lot of courage.”

“The project’s continuation is planned to be financed by a crowdfunding campaign to be launched this summer. The objective is to raise one million euros. Aalto Explorer aims to embark on its journey in the Baltic Sea this year.”

Read the whole story on Aalto University’s web page:

In English: https://www.aalto.fi/news/aalto-explorer-wants-to-make-everyone-an-ocean-explorer

In Finnish: https://www.aalto.fi/fi/uutiset/aalto-explorer-haluaa-tehda-jokaisesta-merten-tutkimusmatkailijan