Sustainable development is very important in the urban renewal of Vuosaari. Social and cultural sustainability is accentuated through ensuring recreational possibilities for everyone and through connecting the new and developing urban spaces to their current identity and strengths. The urban spaces should be safe, enjoyable, open, and free for all.
Another keyword is climate adaption, by developing green urban spaces and implementing comprehensive storm- and rainwater management in the area. Gathering and processing storm- and rainwater in open and visible solutions not only make the space more pleasant but creates possibilities for diversity.
The new urban centrum of Vuosaari prioritizes the pedestrian and sustainable modes of transport. Private cars are rerouted around the pedestrian-focused centrum, making room for versatile and liveable walking, and cycling environments. Mosaikkipolku and Mosaikkiraitti are parts of the new pedestrian street through the urban centrum, creating natural flows towards the heart of the centrum.
Wayfinding is accentuated and simplified by creating distinction between the urban spaces along the route through highlighting the different identities of the spaces. As you have reached the heart of the centrum, you may leave your bike in a bike shed and take the metro, the bus or in the future the new tram.
The new urban spaces in the area allows for the functions of the buildings to spread into their urban surroundings. This creates vibrant, inviting urban spaces bustling with action. The different functions also influence the spaces,
developing their unique identities further. As a result, the Vuosaari centrum consist of a series of extraordinary spaces, where you find different events, happenings, and things to do all year round.