School as a Service

Antti Ahlava, Mengwei Wang

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School as a Service (SaaS), a social innovation, was tested first in 2016 and now hosts three municipal upper secondary schools and an elementary school, which have moved to Otaniemi area in Espoo, Finland. This has been an exercise in temporary uses. The schools share spaces of Aalto University, such as physics and chemistry laboratories, Learning Centre and sports and art facilities. The schoolchildren have become active members of the city and the society. Reciprocally, the university campus is now more diverse and lively. Also some of the study courses of the university are open to school pupils and the schools provide pedagogical training and allow the university personnel use their advanced learning technologies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman City Design Award 2019
EditorsShin Hyunsook
Place of PublicationSouth Korea
PublisherSeoul Design Foundation
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)979-11-88219-61-2-03650
Publication statusPublished - 23 Oct 2020
MoE publication typeD2 Article in a professional research book (incl. an introduction by the editor)


  • networked resources
  • education
  • sharing economy
  • campus design

Field of art

  • Architecture


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  • Human City Design Award

    Ahlava, Antti (Recipient), 26 Sept 2019

    Prize: Award or honor granted for a specific work


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