As a main feature in the project, the station plaza will be Tampere’s new urban living room. A great roof structure hovering over the plaza and train tracks below will provide the visitor with an exceptional spatial experience. Fringing the station plazawill be a variety of functions; ranging from a new cinema, retail shops and boutiques, to housing and new office spaces. Large circular openings in the deck structure will give the visitors a good overview of the station below, and establish an easily understandable station area.
The project also proposes a new central park in Tampere located between the old and the new city center. It will be a green lung in the urban structure, and become a recreational meeting point in the very heart of the city. An arcade flanking the park, will provide the citizens with an active and qualitative edge zone that opens up towards the new urban space.