Centre of Vuores
The centre of Vuores is the most urban residential area in Vuores, and it provides the most important services in the city district. Despite its urban character, it also has smooth connections to nature. Homes for 2,200 residents, as well as public and business premises, have been built in the centre of Vuores. Vuoreksen puistokatu Street, which is the city district’s main route, runs through the centre of Vuores.
Vuoresaukio Square will become the heart of the centre of Vuores. The Klaava shopping centre is located on the edge of the square. Klaava will be extended along with the growth of Vuores. There are also commercial services (such as grocery stores and cafés) in street-level premises that are located in residential buildings. You can take a closer look at them in the service directory.
The centre of Vuores also boasts a wide and verdant central park and the Vuores community centre (including a school and a daycare centre).
Local detailed plan (8036) for the western part of the centre of Vuores and the Appendices »
Local detailed plan (8038) for the eastern part of the centre of Vuores and the Appendices »
Local detailed plan (8162) for the eastern part of the centre of Vuores and the Appendices »
Local detailed plan (8161) for the southeastern part of the centre of Vuores and the Appendices »
Housing companies in the area (in Finnish) »
The residential area of Virolainen chiefly consists of detached houses, terraced houses and townhouses. A few blocks of flats have been built along Vuoreksen puistokatu Street. Homes for about 600 residents have been built in the area.
There are two small lakes very close to Virolainen. The Kirjailijanpuisto Park with an art-themed wall is located in the centre of the residential area. The Kirjailijanpuisto Park links to the Vuores Central Park. There are allotment gardens, a playground and a street basketball court on the edge of the area. The services provided in the centre of Vuores are less than one kilometre away. The Virolainen area hosted a housing fair in 2012.
Mäyränmäki is a residential area consisting of terraced houses, semi-detached houses and detached houses in the middle of a forest, less than one kilometre away from the centre of Vuores. Homes for about 800 residents have be built in Mäyränmäki.
The blocks of Mäyränmäki form distinctive circles of small houses in the vicinity of a recreational area. A ballfield and a playground are located in the centre of the residential area.
The residential area of Koukkuranta is located in between the centre of Vuores and Lake Koukkujärvi. There are homes for about one thousand residents in blocks of flats, terraced houses and small houses in Koukkuranta.
Blocks of flats have been built at the end of Koukkuranta that is located on the side of the centre of Vuores. When approaching the lake, the buildings become lower and most of them are small houses. The undulating terrain is surrounded by extensive cross-country skiing trails and jogging routes.
Koukkujärvi is a shallow lake with a soft bottom and dark waters. Its sensitive shore area will be preserved as an unconstructed green area. The lilypad whiteface (Leucorrhinia caudalis) thrives at the lake. It is an insect species protected under an EU directive.
Isokuusi will become a sub-centre with 4 000 residents and services. The area is located in the northern part of Vuores, in between Särkijärvi and the residential area of Virolainen.
It is being planned that an area consisting of uniform architecture will be built in Isokuusi. The area will have wooden blocks of flats, wooden business buildings and small wooden houses. Once completed, the area will be one of the largest modern wooden urban environments in Finland.
The aim is to make Isokuusi a carbon-neutral area in which energy efficiency, energy systems, material efficiency, lifecycle model and ecological lifestyles are taken into account right from the beginning.
Amongst the services are a daycare centre and a school for grades 0‒2. A grocery shop is also planned.
Material for the master plan (8419) for Isokuusi »
The local detailed plan (8466) for the first blocks of the centre of Isokuusi and for Harjanne (i.e. the western part) and the Appendices »
The local detailed plan (8349) for Aurinkorinne (i.e. the eastern residential area) and the Appendices »
The local detailed plan (8639) for northern parts of Isokuusi and the Appendices »
The local detailed plan (8717) for eastern centre of Isokuusi and the Appendices »
Plan material (8502) regarding the shore area of Lake Särkijärvi in the Isokuusi area
Housing companies in the area (in Finnish) »
The Rimmi area for about 800 residents have been build close to the centre of Vuores. Besides blocks of flats, low-rise blocks of flats and small houses, townhouses have been built in the area. The blocks have been built on ridges and gentle slopes in the area. The city structure that conforms to the terrain will characterise this residential area. Rimmi is also located close to nature, providing good opportunities for outdoor activities.
The Vuores sports park will be implemented, in phases, in the northeastern corner of Rimmi. A collection station of the pipeline-based waste collection system is located next to the sports park.
Västinginmäki, which will primarily consist of small houses for 2,300 residents, is located on the northern side of Särkijärvi, in between the bridge and Lahdespohja. The local detailed planning for Västinginmäki is still ongoing.