A small coordinated twist in the urban grid creates a connecting axis from the sea to the new shopping centre. The axis leads from the Twist Square to the central public spaces of Yliskylänlahti: the Marina Square and the Urban Playground. In the middle lies the Pebble: an iconic building combining public and commercial activities. The Yliskylänlahti Bay Marina and the Marina Village are located next to the Marina Square to the west. All the public spaces of Yliskylänlahti are connected with the Shore Route passing along the coastline. The Waterfront serves as an alternative, parallel path to the Shore Route.
The northern and southern parts of the boulevard take a systematic but playful approach to the somewhat inevitable “stripe” layout protecting the housing from noise and pollution. From terraced houses to rooftop apartments and moderate high-rise buildings, the proposal offers solutions to various urban contexts and terrain conditions. The “boulevard modularity” system allows the creation of multiple housing combinations for multiple dwellers.
The “Urban Synergy” principle offers a strategic solution for productive use of the ground and first floors along the boulevard. The “Co-work Hotel” gives businesses a way to combine their resources and know-how for more efficient productivity. For a regular resident, urban synergy can be applied as a flexibly modified “Shared Space Studio”, offering people possibilities to use their skills and know-how for the benefit of the communities at large.