Education, Inspiration and Coffee at A:space!

Just three weeks ago A:space – a colorful and welcoming co-working place with a coffee shop, bagels, and muffins, has opened its doors at the Aalto University’s Otaniemi Campus. However, A:space is more than just a café. Its main role is to gather people together. The co-working space hosts events, lectures, exhibitions and displays the works of different artists, both the result and the process.

A:space for co-working

 

Cheerful colors of the coffee shop
Cheerful colors of the coffee shop
Capture Design team during a brief interview with Jaana Beidler
Capture Design team during a brief interview with Jaana Beidler

Interior Design

According to Jaana Beidler, A:space’s interior was designed to focus on colors and contrasts. It was important to make the co-working space different from the neutral Scandinavian interiors and bring forward the creative concept  with a low budget.

Specifics

The co-working space shows the artworks of creative individuals and their working process in an artist’s atelier by the entrance. The artist working in the atelier shifts every week. The artist makes his or her work between two glass walls and visitors are able to see all the struggle and success of the process!

Mission

By and large, the A:space, founded and operated by Aalto University’s Design Faculty, is meant to be a place for different encounters and meetings. The goal of this co-working space is to make events and activities more visible in the campus. For instance, university students’ works can be displayed here. Moreover, it is as much about students and university, as it is about the businesses and communities. In general, the doors of A:space are welcomingly opened to anyone who wants to participate in the exhibitions and lectures.

The world of A:space
The world of A:space
The discussion room, on the second floor of the building
The discussion room, on the second floor of the building
 …and last but not least, some sweet reasons to visit the A:space premises;)
…and last but not least, some sweet reasons to visit the A:space premises;)

Sincerely yours, Kati Koivistoinen,
from your favorite Capture Design