The proposal does not compete with the Sammonkatu street’s structure, but creates an individual terminal based on the variation of the closed block and, on the other hand, a starting point for the street at the intersection of the Hervanta highway. The structure of the competition proposal is based on its continuous housing mass, within which public and private spaces alternate. The building mass that are creating borders of main streets and the site itself form an urban, clearly marked street space and act as a noise barrier for the innerparts of the block. On the inside are residential courtyards as well as freely meandering public outdoor spaces.
The footbridge connection from the direction of Hakametsä Hall ends at Prisma’s second floor level. This height differential has created a clear identity for the local center. Business premises and public outdoor spaces form a continuous series of descending and multi-layered spaces. Services and meeting spaces are located in connection with this set of spaces. At the Sarvijaakonaukio square station, the block structure opens toward Prisma. By designing and placing openings strategically, the tram stop becomes a station instead of just a stop and thus becomes an integral part of the local center.