The choice of materials in the urban space is inspired by the earlier role as a harbour: robust, durable and functional materials give references to the islet’s life as an industrial area.
The plan suggests re-use for the old oil container’s footprints as recreational places, terraces and vantage points. The existing natural rock shoreline is preserved, with a varying, hilly shore route spanning across it.
Inspired by the previous use of the place as an oil and gas depot, as well as its geology and climate, the project is designed as a series of different types of neighbourhoods. The heart of the islet hosts areas with an urban character, surrounded by green neighbourhoods featuring magnificent views of the sea.
views of the sea. By the entrance to Koirasaari, a sheltered, green neighbourhood park connects the different housing blocks, and opens up gradually towards the south and evening sun, towards a channel from the marina.
On the southern tip of the islet, the concrete-clad shore route forms a jetty, a place for observing the sounds and movement of the sea.
Big waves coming from the south-west hit the pier’s lower structures, from where they erupt in sporadic sprays onto the jetty’s surface.