A Bloc is open:
Mon– Sat 6–24
See the opening hours of stores on store-specific pages.
02150 Espoo, Finland
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For lost and found, please ask directly from the stores or the Väre (Otaniementie 14) lobby during the opening hours of the building.
There are approximately 70 parking spaces for customers at street level on the southwestern side of the shopping center at Biologinkuja. You can drive to the parking spaces from Ring Road I (from the direction of Keilaniemi or northern Tapiola) by turning to Tekniikantie and then to Tietotie. From Tietotie turn right to the back side of the shopping center just before the Maarintie crossing. Parking is free of charge.
There are many frame-mounted bicycle parking racks and racks for electric scooters close to both main entrances of A Bloc. There is also a city bike station approximately 50 meters from the shopping center.
The bottle recycling point and Otto ATM are located on the first floor of the shopping center. Posti’s parcel lockers are located in K-Market Otaniemi, Alepa Otaniemi and the ticket hall of the metro station.
Customer toilets as well as Pakettipiste parcel point and Spacehub workspace are located on the second floor of the shopping center.
A fireproof charging cabinet for electronic bicycle batteries as well as a charging station for electric scooter batteries can be found next to the main doors of A Bloc. A bicycle maintenance station is located in the vicinity of A Bloc’s main doors on Korkeakouluaukio. The station includes for example a pump, a toolkit and a link to a mobile guide.
In the shopping center, there is a 12 m² pop-up space that is rented out for changing entrepreneurs and experimental concepts. The space is located along the main passage by the second entrance from the Korkeakouluaukio, next to Alko. Due to its central location and glass walls, the space offers good visibility in the center. The pop-up is rented out from two weeks to two months.
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Image: Mikko Raskinen / Aalto University
Shopping center A Bloc strives to intensify university cooperation and to make A Bloc a dynamic pilot platform for testing new technologies and innovations. The tenants and the center are committed to a co-operation where shopkeepers give their premises and open their business concepts to pilot new innovations, and A Bloc looks for projects that bring added value to the shopkeepers from the Aalto University ecosystem.
There have already been a few pilot projects, such as participation in Europe’s largest hackathon Junction and development of a fully autonomous drone delivery service pilot together with shopkeepers and a growth company based in the Aalto community.
Nordic Council of Shopping Centers (NCSC) awarded A Bloc with the Best Innovation in Finland award on 8 October 2019.
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A Bloc is located on the campus of Aalto University. The shopping center’s unique location at the heart of the university enables new forms of co-operation when developing the center. In the future A Bloc will develop different kinds of retail concepts and new ways of thinking within the shopping center industry together with the retailers, students and the university community.
Aalto University is a multidisciplinary community where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future.
Aalto University has six schools with nearly 12 000 students and 4 000 employees, nearly 400 of whom are Professors. There is a wide variety of Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees awarded at Aalto University, and we also offer doctoral programmes in all the fields of study.
Aalto University was founded in 2010 as Helsinki University of Technology, the Helsinki School of Economics and the University of Art and Design Helsinki were merged. The main campus is located in Otaniemi in Espoo, Finland.