New Multi-purpose Building on Campus in Turku
The University Properties of Finland Ltd will build a new multi-purpose building to replace the old Juslenia building at Henrikinkatu in the campus area of Åbo Akademi University and the University of Turku.
The new building is part of the Scientia Aboensis co-operation between Åbo Akademi University and the University of Turku. The main users of the new building will be the Faculty of Science and Engineering of Åbo Akademi University and the Department of Chemistry of the University of Turku. Other users include the Biodiversity Unit of the University of Turku and the Library.
The building will host facilities and laboratories for teaching and research, facilities for companies, a gym and a restaurant.
”Scientific and technological top research is experimental to a great extent, which creates high demands for the infrastructure. The equipment and laboratories must constantly be developed and renewed. The universities can together invest even more in the infrastructure under one roof. For society’s benefit, this will be manifested in international-level research results and result in even more highly educated Masters, engineers, and doctors,” says the Rector of Åbo Akademi University Mikko Hupa.
”A new concrete collaboration platform for the operations of Åbo Akademi University and the University of Turku will strengthen the co-operation between our universities, especially in the fields of natural sciences and technology. “University Hill” will now become “Universities Hill” – and, also, one of the strongest centres for natural sciences in Finland,” says the Rector of the University of Turku Kalervo Väänänen.
The total volume of the building will be 23,000 gross square metres, and it will serve as a uniting building when moving from Åbo Akademi University to the University Hill.
Maria Olsson Äärlaht