Helsinki - Myllypuro Campus

Helsinki pilot concentrates on creating services and vitalizing the suburban Myllypuro neighborhood, the home of the future campus of Metropolia University of Applied Sciences. This campus for 6000 students finished by 2019 will also host the Health & Wellbeing Competence Hub of Metropolia. The pilot is about connecting local community, higher education institutes, business sector, city government, and other stakeholders to create a learning platform refining the themes of health, wellbeing, construction and real estate.
Helsinki pilot case is a collaboration between Metropolia UAS and the City of Helsinki. Contact us!
  • November 16, 2017

Four visions for future Myllypuro – presentation raised lively discussion

Myllypuro will be the home of the future campus of Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, introducing some 6000 students and 500 members of staff to the area. What will be the shared goals for the city and campus, and how can their actions be aligned in the future? How could this cooperation show up in […]

  • August 23, 2017

Meanwhile in Myllypuro…

Myllypuro Campus of Metropolia UAS is under construction and campus buildings are rising rapidly. The campus will be completed in two phases: July 2018 and August 2019. Follow the construction on webcam, you can also take a peek through the construction site fence! The following operations will move to Myllypuro Campus: Social Sciences and Health […]

  • July 19, 2017

Building Blocks for Campus and Collaboration – Livable City Forums reflected in Helsinki

Experts of the City of Helsinki and Metropolia UAS gathered at the beginning of June to wrap up and reflect their learnings from the Livable City Forums Uppsala and Tartu. Both Uppsala and Tartu have long and esteemed academic heritage and as smaller cities, they differ somewhat from the context of Helsinki. Nevertheless, the Forums […]

  • May 30, 2017

Campus in the making, popping up in Myllypuro

The Myllypuro Campus of Metropolia UAS is gradually starting to rise above the ground – is it possible to start building up the communication and campus community already at this stage? This question was explored with the Pop-up Metropolia Campus, which took over an empty space on the corner of busy Myllypuro Mall, filling it […]

Uusimaa-viikko 2017, Tuula Palaste
  • May 17, 2017

Co-ideation for Myllypuro Campus Square

”Is it ok for me to be here? Higher education campuses are often perceived to be inaccessible and distant. On the other hand there are plenty of expectations towards them in spreading the knowledge and expertise as well as fostering innovations. Streets and squares connect campuses to the rest of the city and are excellent […]

  • March 21, 2017

Live Baltic Campus at MINNOfest

Helsinki Pilot took part to the MINNOfest on 16th of March in the sports hall Liikuntamylly in Myllypuro, in the neighbour of the future campus of Metropolia UAS. In cooperation with Living Well, the Health & Wellbeing Competence Hub of Metropolia, opinions of senior citizens about good assisted living space were gathered by using a toolkit developed […]

  • March 9, 2017

Making MINNOfest

While new campus building is being build, Metropolia UAS is already increasing its visibility in Myllypuro. Currently we are preparing for MINNOfest which will be held on March 16 in Myllypuro. This innovation party is the display window of joint innovation projects of Metropolia’s students and enterprises and associations of the Helsinki metropolitan area. Students will present […]

  • February 23, 2017

Service design and its role in the campus development

Service design – what is it all about? If we ask Wikipedia, it offers us the following definition: “the activity of planning and organizing people, infrastructure, communication and material components of a service, in order to improve its quality, the interaction between service provider and customers and the customer’s experience”. But as I work with […]

  • January 25, 2017

Challenge of Myllypuro and other suburbs

Suburbs offer people shelter but what do we actually need? At the moment the eastern parts of Helsinki suffer from bad reputation. Lower housing cost in this part of the city has been one reason why it is becoming more popular place for living – nowadays suburbs tends to be places for sleeping. Excellent commuting […]

  • December 20, 2016

Creating the Place in Myllypuro – Students’ visions

The idea of the ‘Place to Be’ for Myllypuro Campus, the future campus of Metropolia UAS, has been composed further. The idea is to have a central and high-class public space with quality architecture inviting both the students and the residents of Myllypuro to spend time and meet each other. A potential spot for the ‘Place’ has […]

  • October 12, 2016

Myllypuro Campus got its Foundation Stone

Helsinki Pilot crew of Live Baltic Campus took part to the official ceremony for the laying of the foundation stone of the future Myllypuro Campus of Metropolia UAS on September 24. Also Project Manager Päivi Keränen took the chance and participated the actual laying ceremony. Campus fascinates Myllypuro Residents That Saturday was also yearly Myllypuro […]

  • September 22, 2016

Hunting for a Dream Campus

Campus toolkits designed for the Live Baltic Campus were put to action at the opening of academic year event of Metropolia, MetroSport. Some 100 students sketched their dream campus with the puzzle-like toolkit. The results will be utilized in the development of the future Myllypuro campus of Metropolia University of Applied Sciences. Kevin Truong, Vietnamese degree student […]

Wrap-up meeting for the Netherlands study trip at Helsinki City Hall
  • July 4, 2016

Sharing gems from the Netherlands and taking them towards Myllypuro!

  Live Baltic Campus Myllypuro pilot case moved forward with the Netherlands study visit wrap-up in the Helsinki City Hall on May 12th. Some of the key campus developers both from the City of Helsinki and Metropolia UAS came together to pick gems from to be implemented at Myllypuro Campus. The Netherlands expeditioners shared their impressions […]

  • June 16, 2016

Debuty Mayor Anni Sinnemäki sees the future of Baltic Sea region challenging but hopeful

The 1st Livable City Forum organized by Metropolia UAS and University of Turku gathered an eventful seminar week. Main question at the Helsinki Design Picnic on 9th of June was the megatrends molding our urban future. Key notes were filled with two significant trends: aging and immigration. The question over how design enhance the urban livability […]

  • June 15, 2016

Moments from the 1st Livable City Forum

The Helsinki Design Picnic of the 1st Livable City Forum gathered 110 participants from Central Baltic region! All materials at available at forum page. Here are some snapshots from the event: The next Livable City Forum will be held in Uppsala on November 14-16 – Welcome! Photos: Juan Covarrubias, Kaisu Kiventaus & Milla Hakkarainen