Behind the scenes: What does it look like inside the Main Building during the renovation?

The renovation of the University of Helsinki’s Main Building commenced in summer 2019, with the purpose of ensuring that the facilities meet the current needs of students and teachers.

In addition, accessibility, indoor air quality, and facility and fire safety will be improved.

Watch the video to see what is going on at the construction site and what the project entails!

The first stage of the Main Building’s renovation began in summer 2019 and is expected to last roughly two years in all. The Great Hall of the Main Building should be available for a conferment ceremony to be held in May 2021, while the teaching facilities should be completed in the beginning of the 2021 autumn term.

More detailed plans as well as a decision on the renovation of the new side on Fabianinkatu, the second renovation stage, will be made separately at a later date. All in all, the renovation of the Main Building is estimated to take five years.

The renovation is carried out as a project alliance, with the University of Helsinki Funds, YIT Suomi Oy and Jeskanen-Repo-Teränne Arkkitehdit Oy as the alliance partners.

Video: Markus Lintu and YIT Suomi Oy

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