Short introduction ”The Bridge
Solutions to the problems of Itäkeskus
The main solution is that Itäkeskus will be connected by a bridge structure to the Kauppakartanonkatu residential area, Puotinharju, the Prisma block as well as the local pedestrian and cycling paths. Residential buildings, courtyards, parks, extensions to the existing services, and cycling and pedestrian connections across the Itäväylä will be built on the bridge. A sufficient amount of new floor space is a prerequisite for the construction of the bridge. About 10,000 new residents will be needed. This will make the bridge structure clearly profitable.
New carbon neutral dwelling houses / solar panels in balcony glasses
The area’s new residential buildings and environment must be built to the highest quality standard. There shall be seven tower houses in the area, whose balcony glasses are made of solar panels. The panels generate a significant part of the electricity required by the buildings. Balcony glasses in lower residential buildings are also made of solar panels where applicable. The roofs of the residential buildings have roof gardens as shown in the pictures.
The parking deck next to Puhos will be replaced by a new high quality residential block. It will be surrounded by another smaller block, a park and a cultural square. The basement of the blocks will be reserved for the needs of local residents.
The floor area of the residential buildings is 409200 m2 and the floor area for jobs, offices and activities is 33700 m2.
There is enough parking space for all the blocks in the area under the yard decks.