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Welcome to Astra – The Future Meeting Place at Åbo Akademi University Campus in Turku

Welcome to Astra – The Future Meeting Place at Åbo Akademi University Campus in Turku

Discover Astra, the new meeting place at Åbo Akademi University campus, designed to be a central hub for students, staff, and anyone seeking inspiration from academic, artistic, and historical surroundings. With its unique combination of science, art, events, and knowledge tourism, Astra is more than just a building – it is a driver of innovation and cultural exchange.

The building is being constructed by the Åbo Akademi University Foundation, on the site where parts of Gadolinia previously stood on the campus.

Join our introductory event where Ann Charlott Hästö, head of campus development at Åbo Akademi, and Jouni Lehtonen from Sigge Architects, delve deep into the process behind Astra. They will share their vision of how Astra as a building and meeting place can shape the future of Åbo Akademi University and its collaboration with society. The event will be opened by the Åbo Akademi University Foundation, represented by Museum Manager Teemu Kirjonen.

Don’t miss the chance to be part of this exciting development. Come and be inspired!


Duration: 45 minutes

Language: Partly in Swedish and partly in Finnish

Location: Sibelius Museum’s front yard. In case of bad weather, the event will be held indoors.

Tickets: Free, no pre-registration required.

Organizers: Åbo Akademi University, Sibelius Museum, and the Åbo Akademi University Foundation.

The event is part of the program Turku Old Town celebration on 15 June 2024