The building has a clear box-like shape theme within the urban landscape. The facade is divided into the slatted areas that are as high as the storeys of the building, thus connecting it to the scale of its neighbouring buildings. For the passers-by, the individual slats and their subtly changing colouring are changing the scale from big to human size.
The facade slats are turned away from the stairwells, thus forming a clearly closed-offsurface looking onto the turning point of Kollikatu street and the intersection of Metsäläntie and Veturitie roads. The entrances to the stairwells are marked with vertically grooved Umbra-treated concrete.
* a working horse, in Finnish informal jargon; literally “engine running on oats”