Turku - 6-In-One City
The higher education campus cluster of Turku is embedded in the city centre and the grid plan. It is a mosaic of four universities and universities of applied sciences, and has daily over 20 000 students. The area is reaching from the historic locations in the Old town to the Science & Innovation development area in the Itäharju–Kupittaa area within a 1,5 kilometre radius from the Old town. The aim of the pilot is to find out, if the area could be developed in wide ranging co-operation as the whole – not the parts – by focusing on services while applying and testing participatory design methods. The end result will be a suggestion for service development on the cluster area.
Turku pilot case is coordinated by University of Turku. Contact us!
  • April 27, 2017
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Results of Pop-up student space test week: modify, and test again!

What was Pop-up student space test week about? A big test space USKO of Facility planning of University of Turku was in our use for a week during 3–7 April 2017. It was furnitured with different modern and innovative model office chairs and tables, and enabled multiple uses. It located in an one-storey old wooden […]

  • February 2, 2017

Prototyping and testing ahead in Turku!

In the pilot project of Turku, we are in the phase of actually making experiments and test the idea of Flexible space sharing on the HE campus in Turku. We have proceeded by following an experimental development process, and are at the moment in the stage of planning, how to test the idea in a […]

  • December 22, 2016

Pilot wrap-up of 2016 part II: Next generation Student House was concepted in Turku Challenge Camp

The first Livable City Forum was organized in Turku and Helsinki on 8–10 June 2016. The Forum started in Turku on 8 June with the Turku Campus Challenge organized by the University of Turku. The Turku Campus Challenge was an intensive innovation camp that was based on the idea that in limited time, teams are […]

  • December 22, 2016

Pilot wrap-up of 2016 part I: Participatory method applied to develop campus services user centered

In the spring 2016, the ”new dynamics of services” was chosen as the pilot focus area by the pilot team because it was seen possible to develop the campus services bottom-up and with limited resources. Thus in May, we organised a stand tour in four different locations on the higher education campus of Turku to […]

  • December 20, 2016

Making collaborative visions of future Campus and Science Park area in Turku

The Turku Future Forum that was organized by the City of Turku during 28 November–1 December 2016 gathered together over 200 people to discuss and jointly develop ideas and scenarios for the development of the Campus and Science Park area. Most of the university and higher education functions are densely located around the city centre […]

  • February 5, 2016

Focus: Turku Higher Education Campus Cluster

The Higher Education Campus Cluster in Turku is a home for the biggest Universities and Universities of Applied Sciences in town. It forms geographically a continuous zone within a 1.5 kilometre radius of the old town to the former brownfield ring and the present flagship of the City of Turku, the coming Science & Innovation […]