The southern part of the closed block is split open – thus providing an inviting and lush staircase connection to the deck level of the block, to a light-filled inner courtyard. From the Pilkki street, another vaulted staircase is chiseled out of the building volume and leads to the courtyard level. This pleasant space offers soothing greenery and benches to spend time on, as well as sea views. The balcony area goes around the block; on the north façade the balconies have been positioned southward in a way that takes advantage of prevailing winds, and offers the views of the courtyard and the sea.
The block has 571 bike spaces and 107 car spaces on two levels under the yard deck. All car spaces are fitted with charging stations for electric cars, and the plan also allocates spaces for car pooling vehicles. Bicycle storage facilities are located on the ground floor of the building and easily accessible. There are also designated charging and storage areas for communal electric bikes and freight bikes.
By designing spaces in a particular way, they encourage sustainable living and exercise, provide a good setting for cycling, cultivation and gardening, the use and sharing of common areas, and recycling. It offers residents e.g. interactive information screens and public transport timetables in the entrance halls, bicycle service points, a communal kiosk for residents’ food orders and postal deliveries, a resident’s café, an eco-laundry room with locations for mending clothes, childcare and work facilities, a courtyard pavilion, a summer kitchen, a clubhouse, greenhouses, vegetable cultivation boxes and a sauna and gym with access to roof terraces.