Siltsaarenportti’s VIA connects and ties Hakaniementori square, its surrounding blocks, Hakaniemi Market Hall, Areena block to Siltasaarenportti street that at the point of Ympyrä House leads to Kallio’s quarters and streets at its northern end. Siltasaarenportti is a joint connecting these areas, the point where the large squares and street spaces around Hakaniementori square and the Ympyrä House are turning into a denser structure.
Siltasaarenportti also forms a phasing zone in the structuring of businesses and services – the smaller-scale street level shops and services will start on the north side of VIA. The metro station connection and the tram stops, as well as the possible future Pisararata connection, will gather both traffic and people flow at Siltasaari Gate. This will in turn enable a propagation of diverse and interesting services, the creation of a living urban space and a comfortable, safe environment.