The environment of Pasila is undergoing drastic changes. The location sets high expectations for the cityscape-related and architectural qualities of the design.
15,000 gross square metres, 117 parking spaces
In terms of cityscape, the building at Ratapihantie 1 will form a visible fixed point that is higher than its environment, located at the intersection of several districts and traffic flows. The location and the direction of the building connect it to the building front parallel to the Itä-Pasila railway. The building forms the southern end point and culmination point for this front. When viewed from the southeast, from Vallila, the building is the end point of the Aleksis Kiven katu and Teollisuuskatu street views.
The building plot is at a traffic node. The location is surrounded by traffic routes in all directions and there is very little available latitude.